Toxic hip implants sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary 'which knew for THREE YEARS that they could be dangerous' DePuy marketed metal-on-metal implants 'despite surgeon's warnings'Hips failed after 2.5 yrs far more regularly than other models, tests foundThey were suspected of causing potentially toxic metal to get into bloodRevelations on warnings come in Los Angeles compensation court case By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 02:26 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 1 February 2013 Toxic hip implants used in thousands of operations in Britain were sold by a company which knew for at least three years that they could be dangerous, it was claimed today. Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy advertised ‘metal-on-metal’ hip implants despite a top surgeon allegedly telling one of the manufacturer’s executives in an email that they were causing problems
The M6 toxic fireball: Motorway re-opens 12 hours after chemical tanker exploded and ten people – including eight firefighters – were left needing treatmentMotorists evacuated from their cars and warned to expect major delaysResidents advised to stay indoors and close their windows Firefighters set up 800m exclusion zone between Junction 3 and Junction 4 Lorry was carrying potentially harmful acid solution hydrochloride Accident follows Monday's nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6 in Cheshire | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The M6 has re-opened 12 hours after a chemical tanker exploded in a 50ft fireball, leaving eight firefighters and two drivers needing treatment for exposure to toxic fumes. Huge tailbacks built up throughout the day leaving scores of drivers stranded before the traffic chaos finally cleared at 10pm, the Highways Agency said this evening.
Can your make-up harm your IQ How 55per cent of lipstick contains traces of lead – and it could affect mental health | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 A study involving 22 brands of lipstick found that 55per cent contained trace amounts of lead. Underwriters Laboratories revealed that 12 of the lip products sampled tested positive for the toxic substance with the highest levels at 3.22 parts per million. Commenting on the findings Dr Sean Palfrey, medical director for the Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, warned that even low-level lead exposure poses a serious health risk and could affect mental health.