Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
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In a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, victims of the Eastern Sandusky County Cancer Cluster and their families claim that benzaldehyde is to blame for the cluster.
According to the families, Benzaldehyde dust was found in every home tested where someone diagnosed with cancer in the cluster lived. A control sample, taken from a house on the other side of the county, did not test positive for benzaldehyde, attorneys said Wednesday.
Benzaldehyde is a colorless liquid with an almond-like odor. Attorneys for the families claim benzaldehyde is emitted during the production of household appliances, such as those made at the Whrilepool plant in Clyde.
The effects of benzaldehyde on the human body are not completely established. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists benzaldehyde as a "hazardous substance," but does not say it is known to cause cancer.
An official EPA report states benzaldehyde "has not undergone a complete evaluation and determination under US EPA's IRIS program for evidence of human carcinogenic potential."