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Gas leaks in suffolk caused home evacuations

A contractor working in the Kensington Park division damaged a gas line resulting in the evacuation of several homes.
Police and fire officials were at the scene of the gas leak in the 200 block…

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8.6 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

8.6 Million Verdict Awarded in Wrongful Death Suit
Exposure to asbestos, diesel fumes and radiation can be a recipe for disaster. A former railroad worker found that out the hard way, ultimately…

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Secondhand Smoke Can Significantly Increase the Risk of Hearing Loss

Study Reveals That Secondhand Smoke Can Cause Hearing Loss
You can add another danger to the list of risks associated with secondhand smoking. It is well-documented that secondhand smoke…

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Disaster Averted in Virginia Oil Spill, But Oil Spills Remain a Serious Problem

The world watched in horror and frustration as 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, after an explosion occurred on a drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. The…

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New law could regulate toxic substances

A hearing was held last week by The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee to evaluate The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act, H.R. 5820, which seeks to amend the federal Toxic Substances Control…

Rick Shapiro

Railroad Worker Asbestos Mesothelioma – The Completely Preventable Cancer

Toxic asbestos insulation products can cause a horrible asbestos-induced cancer called mesothelioma. And you may not be diagnosed until 15 to 50 years after exposure. Unlike many types of cancers…

Randy Appleton

Car Repairmen at Risk for Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Induced Cancers?

Many people are aware of the health risks associated with asbestos, but there may not be a full comprehension of how prevalent and widespread asbestos exposure is in multiple professions. The…

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Feds link toxic Chinese drywall to corrosion in homes

Federal officials have found a “strong association” between toxic Chinese drywall and corrosion of electrical systems in homes, according to The New York Times.
The conclusion is one of…

Jim Lewis

Two Dozen Virginia Homeowners Journey to Washington to Discuss Toxic Chinese Drywall

Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb sad down with some perturbed Virginia homeowners whove been dealing with toxic Chinese drywall, according to WVEC.com. There have been over 1,500…

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Heavy Metal Toxins Found in the Water Surrounding Chesapeake Golf Course Could Pose Risk to Residents

We’ve all heard the three rules of real estate: location, location, location! It’s no wonder that homes on waterfront property or those nestled beside pristine golf courses sell for…