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C. Todd Alley

Tobacco Makers Sue U.S. over Free Speech

A group of tobacco manufacturers, including RJ Reynolds, Commonwealth Brands, Inc., National Tobacco Co., and Lorillard, sued the U.S. Government in August claiming the new federal law passed in…

Don Greiwe

Bisphenol A (BPA) California Ban Prompts FDA to Reinvestigate

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an organic compound used in the production of plastics around the world. BPA is found in plastics used in numerous industries. Some uses include children’s food and…

Joseph H. Saunders

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a dangerous, ubiquitous chemical

If you own a plastic drinking cup or have an infant and he/she uses a sippy cup, chances are the hard plastic drinking container was made with bisphenol A, a dangerous chemical that tests now show…

C. Todd Alley

Chaos Continues In the Chinese Drywall Debate

As another columnist wrote earlier this month, the Chinese drywall disaster is still developing in the southeast. Shipments totaling 550 million pounds of the defective drywall have entered the…

Joseph H. Saunders

Toxic Chemical Found in Fish Feed

The toxic chemical melamine has been found in a fish feed product in China. This isn’t the first association of China and melamine. At least three babies have died as a result of the toxic chemical…

Joseph H. Saunders

Raytheon's Groundwater Contamination Problem in St. Petersburg

In the last month, reports of groundwater contamination in the Azalea neighborhood have been directly linked to the Raytheon Corp.’s plant located at 1501 72nd St. North in St. Petersburg. The…