May 20, 2024

A Preventable Tragedy: The Silicosis Epidemic Among Artificial Stone Workers

The emergence of silicosis among artificial stone fabrication workers has unveiled a troubling aspect of the industry: the apparent disregard by manufacturers and suppliers for the health and safety of those who work with their products.
May 6, 2024

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Targets ‘Cancer Alleys’

In a decisive move aimed at safeguarding communities from industrial pollution, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a set of stringent regulations this Tuesday, casting a protective net over neighborhoods lying in the vicinity of over 200 manufacturing facilities known for emitting toxic airborne substances.
April 29, 2024

High Levels of Toxic and Carcinogenic PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals Found Globally in Groundwater

In recent years, an increasing body of research has shed light on the pervasive presence and health hazards of a group of chemicals known as PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
April 22, 2024

Navigating Toxic Tort Negligence Claims under California Law

Toxic tort is a complex area of law that deals with the harm caused to individuals due to exposure to toxic substances. This type of negligence involves legal actions against corporations responsible for manufacturing, distributing, or selling products containing harmful chemicals without adequate warnings or safety instructions.
April 15, 2024

The Wilsonart Paradox: Progress at What Cost?

Wilsonart LLC, a titan in the world of high-pressure laminates and engineered surfaces, has charted a course of aggressive growth and innovation since its inception in 1956. With a portfolio boasting an array of products from Chemsurf® to THINSCAPE® Performance Tops, Wilsonart has positioned itself as a leader in surface solutions. However, beneath the sheen of these accomplishments lies a complex web of environmental, ethical, and market concerns.
April 1, 2024

Piedra Fina Marble, Inc. Falls Short of Providing Adequate Warnings for Stone Products

Piedrafina Marble, Inc., initially incorporated as Pedrafina Marble, Inc. in 2012, has positioned itself as a significant player in the marble distribution industry, with its principal office nestled in Stockton, California.