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Talcum powder cancer case – In the News

John Kerr posted in on February 26th, 2016.

A US court has ruled that healthcare product company Johnson & Johnson are to pay out NZ$108 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer. Alabama woman Jackie Fox was a lifetime user of talcum powder for feminine hygiene and developed ovarian cancer in 2013. She died in October […]

Glyphosate weedkiller: what’s the risk? – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 20th, 2016.

The use of glyphosate weedkiller on Auckland parks and footpaths is in the spotlight amidst claims local councils’ spraying programmes are putting the public at risk. This week, the Green Party issued a media release calling for the Environmental Protection Authority to review the use of glyphosate. “Our survey of councils shows thousands of litres of […]

Chemicals at Tianjin explosion site – expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on August 18th, 2015.

The exact cause of the huge explosions that rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin remains a mystery for now, but chemical experts on the ground are assessing the situation. The series of explosions occurred around 3.30am (NZT) last Thursday at a container storage station at the city port, causing widespread damage and injury. Latest […]

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