Health and Safety

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

Article submitted by Peter Njogu The Environmental Agency (EA) has launched an investigation into the breach of permits by the National Health Service (NHS). The news emerged after it was discovered that human body parts were piled up at disposal sites that deal with clinical waste in England. The Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) is contracted by the NHS to deal[Read More…]

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a man after a jury ruled the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. After[Read More…]

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Supermarket pork “may have infected thousands with hepatitis virus”

Hundreds of people may have been infected by the Hepatitis (HEV) virus after buying pork from Tesco’s, it has been reported. Researchers at Public Health England (PHE) assessed the shopping habits of 60 people infected with hepatitis E, or HEV, and found that the consumption of ham and sausages from the supermarket was a recurring feature. PHE has been under[Read More…]

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Fire Brigade checked Grenfell Tower block days before the blaze broke out More than 30 people have been confirmed dead in a blaze that ripped through a West London tower block shortly before 1am on June 14th. Many more are reported as missing, and survivors say they only escaped after hearing neighbours banging on their door. More than 500 people[Read More…]