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Mark Bello

Exotic Food or Dangerous Plant?

Wild parsnip is back in season. But, what is it and where is it found? Wild parsnip is one of the most common plants; it is typically found in along roadways, bike trails, and open fields, but has also been […]

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Safety Should Be A Primary Concern For Every Science Experiment

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a homemade rocket attached to a skateboard to explode, killing one Southern California high school student and injuring another. It is believed that eighteen-year-old Bernard Moon, a chemistry buff, and his […]

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Silent Killer Takes The Lives of Five Family Members

Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning killed a family of six in their Fenton Township, Michigan home over the weekend. The home is located in an area that had experienced a power outage due to high winds. It is unclear how […]

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Toxic Time Bombs

Although pesticides are intended to harm only the target – the pest – humans are being harmed by overuse, misuse, and even lawful use of these toxic chemicals. Two days after their home was fumigated for termites, the family was […]

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Is Your House Making You Sick?

It’s a threat you can’t see, kills 21,000 Americans each year, and it could be in your home right now. The only way to find out, is to test for it. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated […]

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Polluter Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Lawsuits

Over 300,000 West Virginians are still being warned that their tap water is unsafe to drink, while the company that caused the contamination will, most likely, escape liability. J. Clifford Forrest, apparently, took control of Freedom Industries just before the […]

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What Harmful Chemicals are in that Stuff?

“Every day, consumers rely on household products that contain thousands of chemicals. The American public expects the federal government to do all it can to ensure these chemicals are safe before they reach the market.” ~ Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) […]

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What Should Be Done About Dangerous Design Flaws in Rail Tankers?

Rail tankers are railroad cars that transport cylinder shaped canisters with dangerous liquids coast-to-coast. Although more than 99% of all shipments arrive safely at their destination,…

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Fumigant Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled

The wide use of pesticides is having serious health ramifications on humans and children are particularly susceptible. Pesticides can cause cancer, affect neurological systems, memory, and cause…

Mark Bello

St. Louis Jury Awards $320 Million in Punitive Damages

Plaintiffs alleged that from 1986 to 1994, the owners of a smelting plant knowingly exposed residents to lead pollution, a neurotoxin that is especially harmful to children, and knew about the…