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Some cancers associated with drinking to "excess" (a pint of beer a day)

As noted repeatedly in prior posts, toxic torts require proof of causation. As such, an assessment of alternative explanations for the disease or illness at issue becomes important. The consumption of alcohol (usually in excess of some amount) has been associated with ovarian and breast cancer in women...

What drives developmental defects in children exposed to drugs and alcohol as fetuses? Loss of chromosomes in brain cells?

Prenatal exposure to amphetamines and alcohol produces abnormal numbers of chromosomes in fetal mouse brains. The findings suggest these abnormal counts may contribute to the developmental defects seen in children exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero. Researchers injected pregnant mice with alcohol...

Toxic Torts: More carcinogens enter the fray for consideration as alternatives for causation

As has been frequently noted in prior posts, toxic torts are all about causation. Whenever a plaintiff alleges a particular type of disease or injury, alternatives need to be evaluated. This is especially so in the world of chemical exposure since many diseases or injuries can derive from a multitude...

AB 227, aimed at amending California's Proposition 65, continues through the legislative process, though with major amendments

A prior post noted the very substantial problems with AB 227. If it was meant to be a universal cure, it was woefully inadequate. However, it now appears that its scope has been limited substantially, which makes it somewhat more reasonable as a solution to the tactics used by some plaintiffs to "shakedown"...