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Drugged driving can lead to injuries, criminal charges

A Greenville, New York woman has been charged with several crimes in connection with a car accident she was involved in earlier this year that injured one of her passengers. The woman was driving with four children in the car at the time of the crash this past winter when the accident happened that...

One hour less of sleep could double risk of car accident

A few weeks ago we discussed the issue of the use of sleep aids and how it could cause car accidents . Sleep aids produce a very specific type of risk, which is that the driver will be drowsy or not completely conscious behind the wheel but will not be aware of that fact in order to prevent an...

Contaminated additive linked to another infant fatality

A group of parents has filed a lawsuit against the food company Heinz, alleging that a food additive they make for infants was contaminated. One baby who consumed the additive died and six others became seriously ill. This lawsuit is almost exactly the same as one that was filed earlier this year...

Fatal car accident brings attention to dangers of sleep aids

The daughter of a man who was involved in a fatal car accident after taking a sleep aid is speaking out about the risks of the most prescribed class of medications in America. Sleep aids are incredibly common, but few people know about the risks of taking them. The man's daughter says that although...

Mother brings wrongful death suit after football brain injury

A mother is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against her son's former college football coaches as well as the NCAA. She says that the coaches treated preseason practices as a gladiatorial entertainment opportunity rather than a time to teach the players new skills. The result was dangerous...

Is the quest for better fuel economy compromising safety?

A recent Consumer Reports review of model year 2014 cars revealed a surprising trend among newly redesigned cars. In the quest for more fuel efficient vehicles, manufacturers are trying to eliminate heavy materials on cars, which in many cases means reducing the amount of glass that is used. How...

New rule to make it easier to learn about safety of recalled cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced a final rule regarding the information that automakers provide to consumers about safety recalls. Specifically, the new rule requires car manufacturers to provide consumers with a way to search online for information about active...

Incomplete reporting of dangerous chemicals puts workers at risk

There are a number of important reasons why, under the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act, facility owners are required to submit a report to the government detailing toxic or other dangerous substances that are being stored on site. This information matters most to people who live and work...

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