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Scenarios Update: PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water

Scenarios Update: PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water 700 350 Meghan Dengler

How exposed is your casualty portfolio to “forever” chemicals? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used for decades to confer water-resistance and oil-repellency to a wide range of materials,…

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ChemMeta Update: Comprehensive Coverage of Dietary Supplements

ChemMeta Update: Comprehensive Coverage of Dietary Supplements 700 350 Meghan Dengler

October 20th 2020: Comprehensive coverage of dietary supplements is now available in ChemMeta®! Three-quarters of all U.S. adults report taking a dietary supplement. And the scary thing is that dietary…

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California legislators looking to ban the “Toxic Twenty” from cosmetics

California legislators looking to ban the “Toxic Twenty” from cosmetics 700 350 David Loughran

The “Toxic Trio” of hazardous cosmetic ingredients is now the “Toxic Twenty.” Responding to environmental and consumer protection organizations like the Environmental Working Group, the California state assembly in 2019…

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Makers and users of flame retardants sitting uncomfortably

Makers and users of flame retardants sitting uncomfortably 500 433 David Loughran

Imagine the sight and sound of a sofa engulfed in flames juxtaposed with the question “Are you sitting comfortably?”  This last-minute media campaign by the industry-funded lobby Citizens for Fire…

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ChemMeta Update: Comprehensive Coverage of Food Additives

ChemMeta Update: Comprehensive Coverage of Food Additives 750 350 Meghan Dengler

September 21st 2020: Comprehensive coverage of food additives is now available in ChemMeta®! Thousands of substances and chemicals are added to the processed foods we eat every day. Preservatives, anti-caking…

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Praedicat Announces Release of 4 New Scenarios

Praedicat Announces Release of 4 New Scenarios 750 350 Meghan Dengler

August 24th 2020: Praedicat announces release of 4 new scenarios. Praedicat is excited to announce that we’ve added four new liability catastrophe scenarios to our library! As you know, our…

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5G: Will this time be different?

5G: Will this time be different? 500 433 David Loughran

Fifth generation (5G) wireless networking technology promises to greatly improve wireless communication, significantly increasing data transmission speeds and reducing latency. The anticipated quantum leap in wireless networking performance is made…

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Night shift work and cancer: Could it be blue light?

Night shift work and cancer: Could it be blue light? 5184 3456 Sheryll Mangahas

In 2007 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified shift work with circadian disruption as probably carcinogenic to humans on the basis of sufficient evidence in animals and…

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CBD-infused food and beverage products in regulatory limbo

CBD-infused food and beverage products in regulatory limbo 1024 683 David Loughran

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is all the rage. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from marijuana plants can be found in myriad food, beverage, dietary supplement, and cosmetic products on the shelves of…

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Promising new autism treatment lends credence to the microbiome hypothesis

Promising new autism treatment lends credence to the microbiome hypothesis 800 400 Adam Grossman

Autism rates have risen dramatically in the United States over the last 30-40 years.  While some of this increase in autism is likely due to greater awareness and broader diagnostic…

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Endocrine disruptors: The signature public health threat of our time

Endocrine disruptors: The signature public health threat of our time 2000 1200 Erica Freeman

The increase in the incidence of various cancers in the 20th century led scientists to investigate potential environmental causes such as asbestos, silica, particulate matter, benzene, and formaldehyde.  The signature health…

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Correlational evidence accumulating on the human health impacts of fracking

Correlational evidence accumulating on the human health impacts of fracking 1600 1072 David Loughran

Hydraulic fracturing — the process of injecting millions of gallons of water and chemicals into shale formations to release oil and gas — has transformed energy production in the United…

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