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PFAS: What Do Your Jacket, Makeup, and Cookware Have in Common?

skincare-3600570_640.pngPolyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are toxic chemicals found in household items like make-up, nonstick cookware, and even waterproof clothing. Exposure to these chemicals is linked to a wide range of serious health problems including cancer and endocrine system disruptions. PFAS can persist in the environment and the human body for decades.

Over 1,500 People Have Been Seriously Injured by E-Scooters. Here's Why

e-scooter-4416342_640.jpgThe rapid proliferation of e-scooters in the United States has created a dramatic increase in the number of people who are injured while using these dangerous devices. To date, more than 1,500 people have suffered injuries ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries while using e-scooters. While their short stature and unimposing design may look innocuous, these motorized transports can easily take riders on a trip straight to the emergency room.

Brain Injuries: The Invisible Wounds of Battle

old-63622_640.jpgMilitary members may have been exposed to blasts during combat operations or training exercises that can cause traumatic brain injuries. When a traumatic brain injury is service-related, veterans are entitled to receive treatment and benefits for their injury. Since 2000, more than 380,000 brain injuries have been recorded by the US military. The US military treats more brain injuries than chest or abdominal wounds. 

Who's At Risk for Deadly Staph Infections?

people-3167294_640.jpgElderly residents of nursing home and individuals with immune systems are compromised are at considerable risk of contracting staph infections. Even with prompt and thorough treatment, nearly 1 in every 6 patients who contract a staph infection suffer fatal consequences. When negligent care and inadequate treatment cause a fatality, surviving family members can pursue compensation for their loss.

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