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Just one cigarette can kill, surgeon general says

A new year began this weekend, and that means millions of Americans are embarking on some big changes in their lives. Studying harder, eating less, exercising more, and quitting smoking are some of the resolutions I’ve heard people mention in the last couple of weeks. Anyone who has ever made a New Year’s resolution likely knows what it feels like when the gate opens on a new year. You dash ahead with all the strength and determination you can find, but after weeks or even just days your enthusiasm wanes more and more until you’ve slipped back into your old ... Read More

Miami company willfully overexposed its workers to toxic levels of lead

Miami, Florida company E.N. Range Inc. has been slapped with more than $2 million in penalties for willfully exposing its employees to lead and for other violations that seriously threaten the health and safety of company workers. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found that the company knowingly neglected to protect its employees, who clean gun ranges, from dangerous overexposure to lead. The company also dispensed non-FDA-approved treatments for lead exposure to the employees without the proper medical supervision. OSHA cited E.N. Range with more than 50 violations with penalties totaling $2,099,600. Lead is a dangerous neurotoxin that can impair ... Read More