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$8.1 Million Settlement Is the Right Thing to Do, Says Attorney

$8.1 Million Settlement Is the Right Thing to Do, Says Attorney June 28, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, IL Kraft Foods has agreed to pay $8.1 million for contaminating 124 homes in a neighborhood in Attica, located near one of its plants. "I think ultimately in our case Kraft did the right thing," says veteran pollution lawyer, Norm Berger, whose firm Varga, Berger, Ledsky, Hayes & Casey commenced the action on behalf of class representatives two years ago; however, he adds, "We had to punch them in the nose to get it done."
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Air Pollution Stroke Risk Found for Some People

May 14, 2011. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY: A new study indicates that while rising air pollution may not increase the short-term risk of stroke for the majority of people, it could have serious consequences for those at high risk of stroke.
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Air Pollution Still a Factor in Pennsylvania

Air Pollution Still a Factor in Pennsylvania December 31, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Shippingport, PA There are few areas that know Air Pollution health effects quite like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, together with other communities that line the Ohio River. While the air is generally cleaner than it used to be, thanks in part to the Federal Clean Air Act which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, residents aren't out of the woods yet, according to a year-long investigative report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Study: Air Pollution Increases Risk of Stroke

Study: Air Pollution Increases Risk of Stroke June 30, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Copenhagen, Denmark A new Danish study revealed that air pollution from car exhaust could trigger strokes in some people.
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New York Fines Hazardous Waste Company for Water and Air Pollution

New York Fines Hazardous Waste Company for Water and Air Pollution May 25, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Cohoes, NY State officials have levied more than $90,000 in fines for hazardous waste incineration company Norlite for violations of water and air pollution laws.
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Study Concludes Air Pollution Can Lead to Stroke, Thrombosis

Study Concludes Air Pollution Can Lead to Stroke, Thrombosis May 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.

Ottawa, ON: Continuing research suggests that air pollution delivers more than just a bad smell. A recent study focused on the Chilean population but undertaken by researchers at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Department of Medicine in Canada found that "ambient air pollution is a risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction, possibly because of alterations in coagulation that influence the arterial circulation. Whether air pollution influences diseases associated with peripheral venous thrombogenesis remains largely unknown."

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