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Study: 1 in 6 Uber and Lyft cars may be subject to recalls

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have become a popular alternative to taxis and public transportation. One reason these services are so inexpensive, however, may be a lack of regulation over the drivers and the cars they drive. Unfortunately, the companies themselves are failing to ensure that every ride will be in a car that is free from safety recalls.

e-Scooters may cause significant injuries, including brain trauma

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the city of Austin's public health department found that e-scooter injuries are common, even among first-time users, and can be serious. Some of this may be due to lack of helmet use among e-Scooter riders. In many cases, riders suspect the e-Scooter malfunctioned. It may also be due to rider inexperience.

SCOTUS: Tennessee Valley Authority can be sued over safety

Back in January, we discussed a report that many workers were injured or killed after cleaning up a coal ash spill that contaminated the Clinch and Emory rivers. An unlined containment pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Roane County (TN) leaked, sending over 1.5 million tons of coal ash to flood 300 acres.

FDA: Small number of seizures may indicate new risk from vaping

Between 2010 and early 2019, the FDA received 35 reports of people experiencing seizures after smoking e-cigarettes. These primarily occurred among younger people, although no clear pattern has yet emerged. Unfortunately, there has been a "slight but noticeable increase" since June of last year. Could vaping have a risk people are unaware of?

Jury: Monsanto knew of Roundup's dangers, didn't warn consumers

A California jury has awarded a man $80 million after finding that Roundup weed killer, made by the agrochemical company Monsanto, caused his cancer. The award included $75 million in punitive damages, which were meant to punish Monsanto for acting with "malice or oppression" when it decided not to warn consumers of Roundup's cancer risks.

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