Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Who’s responsible for sickness from meth-lab residue in New York?

Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported finding 147 meth labs, sets of glassware and chemicals, and byproduct-dump sites in New York — a record high. That points to a…

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Lead paint manufacturers ordered to pay $1.1 billion for abatement

In a surprising but welcome ruling, a California judge recently ruled that three lead paint companies are responsible for creating a public nuisance with their products, which were routinely used…

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Insurance device targeting teen distraction approved in New York

The New York State Department of Financial Services has just approved a voluntary program through the insurance company Esurance that allows parents to block certain types of cellphone use when…

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December’s the worst month for certain fires in homes. What kind?

December is the deadliest month of the year for one particular type of fire. Can you guess which one? If you assumed it was Christmas tree fires, the U.S. Fire…

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Could lead paint in your apartment be poisoning your child?

If you rent an apartment or house in New York that was built before 1978, your home may contain lead paint. While you shouldn’t dismiss other potential causes of lead…

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Players sue high school coach, district for injuries, negligence

Six former high school football players and two parents have filed a lawsuit against the football coach and the school superintendent and the Marlboro Central School District in of Marlboro,…

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Study: huge rise in cyclists killed in distracted driving wrecks

An analysis of U.S. traffic fatalities reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that was just published by researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center revealed an alarming…

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