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InjuryBoard News Headlines forThursday July 1

Posted by Jane Akre
Thursday, July 01, 2010 11:12 AM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Cadmium, Toyota, Hurricane, Swine flu, Texting

BP Cleanup Hampered by Now Tropical Storm Alex
Hurricane Alex is slowing cleanup efforts in the Gulf slowing the amount of oil siphoned off by BP. Meanwhile the world’s largest oil skimmer arrived in the Gulf awaiting approval to begin. Alex is forecast to hit Mexico in a day or two. Latest news this morning, it’s been downgraded to a tropical storm.

More Cadmium Jewelry Recall
Cadmium has been found in trinkets for children distributed from doctor and dentist offices over the past five years. The CPSC is recalling nearly 70,000 charm bracelets and rings.

Texting While Driving Bans Enacted in Six States
Georgia is one of six states with new laws to ban texting while driving. Nearly 6,000 died in 2008 from distracted driving from texting and 500,000 others were injured. Now just a dozen states have no laws including Florida.

Millions of Vaccine Doses to be Burned
AP reports that a quarter of the swine flu vaccine overproduced for a wary public has expired and 40 million doses worth about $260 million will be destroyed.

Toyotas New Troubles
About 270,000 Toyota vehicles have potentially faulty engines, just the latest in the massive recalls for troubled Toyota.

Image Source: Telegraph UK Web site

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