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  • DuPont asks removal of chlorsulfuron from Prop 65 chemical list Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    DuPont’s view: The herbicide Chlorsulfuron won’t affect reproduction. State experts are mulling it over.

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  • Grower and retailer lobby groups fight new food warnings Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Influential lobby groups are waging a fight over California’s proposed new warnings on food.

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  • Radiation overdoses at Cedars Sinai Monday, October 19, 2009

    Los Angeles Times: Doctors and safety experts around the country face a troubling question: In an era of supposedly fail-safe medical technology, how did the problem go undetected for 18 months?

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  • California over-radiation cases come under scrutiny Monday, October 19, 2009

    New York Times: At a time when Americans receive far more diagnostic radiation than ever before, two cases under scrutiny in California — one involving a large, well-known Los Angeles hospital, the other a tiny hospital in the northern part of the state — underscore the risks that powerful CT scans pose when used incorrectly.

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  • The hazards of unsafe trucks Monday, October 19, 2009

    More than 9 million trucks travel U.S. roads each year. They make up only 4% of all vehicles. But they are involved in 12% of all motor vehicle fatalities.

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  • Shining some light on medical negligence debate Friday, September 25, 2009

    New York Times: The direct costs of malpractice lawsuits — jury awards, settlements and the like — are such a minuscule part of health spending that they barely merit discussion, economists say. But that doesn’t mean the malpractice system is working.
    The fear of lawsuits among doctors does seem to lead to a noticeable amount of [...]

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  • It was a must-read in the White House Friday, September 25, 2009

    New Yorker: “The greatest threat to America’s fiscal health is not Social Security,” President Barack Obama said in a March speech at the White House. “It’s not the investments that we’ve made to rescue our economy during this crisis. By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nation’s balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost [...]

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