Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney John Langdoc Applauds New Cancer StudyMain Category: Asbestos / Mesothelioma
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Article Date: 20 May 2010 - 0:00 PDT
Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney John Langdoc Applauds New Cancer Study
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Baron & Budd, P.C. attorney John Langdoc applauded a new cancer study released by the President's Cancer Panel earlier this month. According to the study, the number of cancers caused by exposures to environmental toxins has been seriously underestimated and the number is likely to increase in the near future. The Panel urged President Obama to take a stronger role in regulating toxic chemicals that come in contact with our food, water and air to help prevent these cancers.
"Cancers caused by toxins in food, water and air can be prevented," said Langdoc. "This study help brings attention to the dangers of environmental cancers from chemicals, pollution and toxic substances. These cancers affect a growing number of people in the U.S. and we should do more to prevent these cancers, rather than reacting to them after the damage has already been done."
The Cancer Panel report noted that nearly 80,000 chemicals are in use in the U.S., but only a few hundred have been tested for safety. The report looks at contaminants from a variety of sources such as industry, air, water and military sites. Experts involved in the study concluded that more research is needed to determine the exact influence of environmental toxins on cancer.
Another recent report from the American Heart Association found that the scientific evidence linking air pollution to heart attacks, strokes and even cardiovascular-related death has "substantially strengthened."
"For decades our firm has been representing people who have gotten cancers that resulted from exposure to industrial chemicals; this study further clarifies just how many cancers are caused as a result of industrial toxins, and should be eliminated from our environment," adds Langdoc.
Baron & Budd has been protecting the rights of people and public entities for over 30 years and has a proven track record of successfully going up against companies that manufacture products containing asbestos, a type of toxin that, when inhaled, can cause deadly diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. The firm also won $450 million in a settlement with oil giants British Petroleum and Halliburton who had polluted public water supplies with the gasoline additive MTBE.
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