March 5, 2024

Urgent Alert: Deadline Approaching for Camp Lejeune Claims!

Over the last two years we have all seen advertisements on television notifying us that between 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals, causing various diseases, including certain cancers, kidney conditions, and neurological disorders in Marines, their family members, and civilian workers stationed or working at the base.
June 28, 2023

Dry Shampoo – Benzene – Leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia

Testing via gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and other methods, as well as numerous product recalls, have demonstrated dangerously high levels of benzene in dry shampoo products, including but not limited to the following brands: Tresemme, Dove, Nexxus, Sauve, and BedHead. No amount of benzene is acceptable in dry shampoo products.  Benzene is toxic, carcinogenic, and poisonous substance that has been linked to cancer, and other diseases and is dangerous at any level.  Despite testing and recalls showing these products contain benzene, it is not among the ingredients listed on the labels. Benzene is a component of crude oil, gasoline, and […]
June 2, 2023

Hess Corp Reaches Agreement for Mesothelioma Victims

After years of litigation, the Hess Corporation agreed to settle hundreds of asbestos exposure lawsuits filed on the island of St. Croix. The company will establish a $106 million trust for victims, their surviving family members, and those that may be diagnosed in the future. A Hess-owned oil refinery operated on the island from 1965 to 1998, and exposed workers and people staying on the island to asbestos and benzene. Hess will provide $90 million in compensation for mesothelioma and other claimants who have filed for compensation. An additional $15 million is being set aside to benefit those who may be […]
April 18, 2023

EPA asks Residents with Indiana Plastics Fire Debris on their Properties to Call Them

On April 11, 2023, a plastics fire at a warehouse spewed hydrogen cyanide, benzene, and asbestos into the air in Richmond, Indiana. The EPA  found asbestos in debris that fell in surrounding neighborhoods up to 1.5 miles from the fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges anyone with debris on their property from the Indiana Plastics Fire to not disturb the debris and call them immediately. The EPA will gather data on the debris have an asbestos professionally removed. Hydrogen cyanide, a highly toxic gas, can be fatal depending on the dose and length of exposure. Benzene is known to cause cancers such […]
November 7, 2022

Benzene Found in Some Dry Shampoo

High levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, have been detected in some dry shampoo products, according to a new report from Valisure, an independent laboratory. Last month some aerosol dry shampoos – including Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI, and TRESemmé were voluntarily recalled because of the potential presence of benzene. Then Valisure sent a citizen petition to the US Food and Drug Administration where they described that among 148 batches from 34 different brands of dry shampoo products, 70% of samples tested showed “quantifiable” levels of benzene; 11 samples showed levels over 10 times more than 2 parts per million (ppm), the FDA limit […]