by David C. Strouss, Esq. Pregnant women living near multiple fracking sites are more likely to have lower birth weight babies than those who live farther away, according to a new study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The study analyzed births and fracking activity in three counties where 18% of… Read More


By: David C. Strouss, Esq. The New York Times has published a two-part expose on the health and working conditions of nail salon workers that finds the workers are at risk for miscarriage or their children developing birth defects as a result of their exposure to chemicals at work.  If you’ve ever been in a… Read More


  A new study has shown that a chemical used in fracking was found in the drinking water of 3 homes near Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s fracking operations in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The fracking chemical 2-Butoxyethanol (2-BE)  is used as a foaming agent in fracking fluid; the affected homeowners sued the fracking company after water from their wells foamed white and smelled of gas. While Chesapeake… Read More


Posted by Michael Lesser on Jan 5, 2015 12:03:42 PM When it comes to children and brain health, all of the chemicals and contaminants we put into the atmosphere are wreaking havoc on normal brain development. A new video highlighting the effects of this toxic soup on children was released at a recent environmental conference… Read More


The EPA has announced that it will take public comment about whether to require chemical companies to disclose the chemicals contained in fracking fluid used in the hydraulic fracturing process. The “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” issued by the EPA would also require oil and gas companies to submit all health and safety studies on the fluid to the federal government. The proposed rulemaking was partly in response to a petition by Earthjustice asking that full health and safety information be released by hydraulic fracturing companies and their suppliers.… Read More


Posted by Thornton Law Firm LLP on Oct 25, 2013 4:30:00 AM Long before smartphone applications were sold with the catchphrase “There’s an app for that,” the notion of a cure-all for any situation has always been the province of chemicals. More than ever, we are surrounded by, bathed in, smothered with, and encircled by… Read More