Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 8:30 AM EDT May 9, 2019 A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being "unethical" and more "concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety" when it came to PFAS, the emerging contaminant causing a potential crisis throughout Michigan and the country. PFOS, one of 3M's chief PFAS products, "is the most insidious pollutant since PCB," Richard Purdy stated in his March 28, 1999, resignation letter, referring to a compound used in 3M's ScotchGard stain-protection product line, among other uses. "It is probably more damaging than PCB because it does not degrade, whereas PCB does; it is more toxic to wildlife," he stated, adding that PFOS's end point in the environment appeared to be plants and animals, not soil and sediment like PCB. "I have worked within the system to learn more about this chemical and to make … [Read more...] about 3M documents show company knew of PFAS dangers for decades
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump vs. Cohen: The Breakup of a New York Relationship Supported by ByMark Mazzetti and Maggie Haberman Feb. 27, 2019 WASHINGTON — He has spent months inside his Park Avenue apartment glued to cable news, his legal bills growing and federal prosecutors amassing evidence against him they would use as leverage. He watched his onetime friend and former boss, now the president of the United States, smear him on Twitter and make vague, public threats about his family. His work for Donald J. Trump, and the lies he told about it, are sending him to prison for years. On Tuesday, his law license was revoked. On Wednesday, Michael D. Cohen exacted his revenge. It was a nasty, public breakup of a New York relationship forged over a decade that — as Mr. Cohen and associates have described it — … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Cohen: The Breakup of a New York Relationship
We have reported on the causes and effects of the opioid epidemic for several years—interviewing government whistleblowers, doctors, and Americans who've grown dependent on the powerful pain pills. We have not had a high-ranking executive from the pharmaceutical industry sit before our cameras, until now. Tonight, Ed Thompson, a drug manufacturer who spent decades managing and producing opioids for Big Pharma, breaks ranks to denounce his industry and its federal regulator, the Food and Drug Administration, which he says opened the floodgates on the crisis with a few little changes to a label. Ed Thompson: The root cause of this epidemic is the FDA's illegal approval of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. Bill Whitaker: The FDA ignited this opioid crisis? Ed Thompson: Without question, they start the fire. Ed Thompson told us when the top selling opioid, Oxycontin, was first approved in 1995, it was based on science that only showed it safe and effective when used … [Read more...] about Did the FDA ignite the opioid epidemic?
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