Study Pins Higher U.S. Liability Costs On Lawyers, Court System
Forbes (New York, N.Y.)
A study released today shows – no surprise – that legal liability costs in the U.S. are the highest in the world, and more than twice the average level in Eurozone countries.
New Push to Hold Foreign Manufacturers Accountable For Defective Products
Madison-St. Clair Record (Edwardsville, Ill.)
Every day, American consumers are vulnerable to injury or death from dangerous foreign products manufactured abroad.
Forensics Fail: When Bad 'Fire Science' Burns Innocent Defendants
Take Part (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Physics and chemistry can determine when, where and how a fatal fire started.
Bloomberg Announces New Fire Prevention Tool
Times Ledger (Queen, N.Y.)
The city buildings with the highest risk of fire are first in line for inspections with help from a new technology the city Fire Department is putting to use as the first of its kind in the nation.
Recent Raid Shines Light on 'Death Trap' Clubs across City Concerning Public Safety Officials
(WRTV Indianapolis, Ind.)
A club that some would call a "death trap" has been shut down, and the Call 6 Investigators are exposing a problem that is threatening the lives of hundreds of people.
Why Don't Homes Have Sprinkler Systems?
BBC News (London, England)
Fire sprinkler systems are a common sight in offices, shops and schools
Mother's Documentary Exposes 'America's Secret Epidemic'
Portland Tribune (Portland, Ore.)
Tamara Rubin’s home and family were wracked by lead contamination eight years ago, catapulting her on a new life journey.
Slightly High Lead Tied to Less Reading Readiness
Reuters (New York, N.Y.)
Children with even slightly elevated blood lead levels are less likely to be ready to read when starting kindergarten, according to a new study
POOLS, SPAS, ETC.
CDC: Fecal Matter Found in Many Public Pools
U.S. News & World Report (New York, N.Y.)
It's as you may have feared about public swimming pools: Those hordes of children, carefree and a bit saggy in the trunks, may be making that water a little poopy.
Yuck! What's in Your Pool Water
CNN (Atlanta, Ga.)
Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the microbes floating around in pools, but human waste, it seems, is stubbornly resistant to being sanitized.
Saws Cut Off 4,000 Fingers a Year. This Gadget Could Fix That
Mother Jones (New York, N.Y.)
Gerald Wheeler caught the hot dog demonstration at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta in 2002.