Navigation Links
'Toxic Stock Syndrome' Report: Many Companies Are Keeping Shareholders in the Dark on Potential Recalls, Bans, and Other Risks
Date:4/17/2008

about lead paint risks. Prior to 2007's recalls of leaded toys, neither Mattel nor Thomas the Tank manufacturer RC2 warned investors of a tide of Chinese product recalls dating back as far as 2001; Mattel's shareholder disclosures of lead paint problems with its own toys lagged by weeks internal company knowledge of such problems.

-- Likely or possible European bans. Among 10 chemical company filings reviewed in detail, none provide meaningful quantitative data on the numbers of their products or proportions of sales that may be locked out of European markets under Europe's new, stringent chemical authorization requirements. Based on electronic review of filings in the SEC's database, the report demonstrates that most companies that sell products to Europe - from paint and cleaning products, to toys and cosmetics - appear to be glossing over or ignoring major requirements that go into effect this year to preregister the contents of their products in European markets.

-- Asthma risks. Companies are not disclosing to shareholders the potential for their products to cause or exacerbate asthma. The report notes Dow Chemical and Procter & Gamble as two companies which sell products containing chemicals evidenced to cause or exacerbate asthma, and which are not disclosing these risks to investors.

-- Nanotechnology. Manufacturers are not disclosing the evidence of health risks of nanotech products, nor the lack of adequate product testing prior to their sales. While some nanomaterials manufacturers disclose potential uncertainties, users of the materials in an array of products from electronics to cosmetics are not disclosing the potential health and financial risks, even though some of these products, known as nanotubes, have been found by scientists to resemble asbestos fibers in structure and respiratory health effects.

Shareholders are working to address some of these disclosure shortcomings in the current Annual Meeting season. A s
'/>"/>

SOURCE Investor Environmental Health Network, Falls Church, VA
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Draining away brains toxic protein to stop Alzheimers
2. Toxic Mold May Pose Health Threat to Pets
3. Caffeine Plus Acetaminophen Toxic for Some
4. Loss of gene leads to protein splicing and buildup of toxic proteins in neurons
5. Toxic Shock Drug Might Aid Trauma Victims
6. National Academies advisory: genes and toxic chemicals
7. Genomic technologies to identify toxic chemicals should be developed
8. ABA Conference in Chicago Provides Litigators First Look at DNA Technology That Can Save Millions in Workers Comp and Toxic Tort Cases
9. Once-Daily Exjade(R) Shown to Remove Toxic Iron From the Heart and Liver, According to Data Presented at ASH
10. Another smart cancer drug can have toxic effects on the heart
11. Inverness Medical Innovations to Acquire Redwood Toxicology Laboratory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... as tempting as full-fat equivalents could be heading ... how proteins can replace fats without affecting foodstuffs, ... Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a ... Edinburgh has produced modified proteins that easily break ... behaviour of fats during food manufacture. The proteins ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... 2014 -- The World Health Organization recommends that youth ... to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies ... during school hours. Therefore, it stands to reason ... MVPA. In a new study scheduled for publication ... that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ... received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer ... therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a ... itself in the lining of the lungs and is ... will fund a clinical trial and additional studies looking ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Studying the most common type of lung cancer, researchers ... a role in forming tumors. The new knowledge may ... these genetic changes already are available or are in ... , investigators from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including ... Louis, Harvard Medical School and other institutions, studied tumors ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... used in policing injection drug users in Russia ... , A study, conducted by researchers from ... in collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, ... on the health outcomes of a cohort of ... , Those who were arrested by police were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Great tasting low-fat cheeses and cakes could soon be on the menu 2Health News:Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth 2Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2Health News:Lung cancer study hints at new treatments 2Health News:BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment 2
... nutritional supplement used by weightlifters and sprinters to improve ... muscular dystrophies. ,Muscle strength increased by an ... to those who did not use the supplement, according ... gained an average of 1.4 pounds more lean body ...
... promise for people suffering from insomnia, particularly narcolepsy - a ... during waking hours.// ,The first phase of the ... 70 males for about 12 hours, who were healthy and ... ,They found that when orexin, a neuropeptide that ...
... can be used as an oral contraceptive for birth control ... and Drug Administration have formulated this drug especially for woman, ... dysphoric disorders. ,The YAZ drug, manufactured by Bayer ... by the FDA for three distinct uses. ,Phil ...
... life of common man. They are intended to boost the sale ... When it comes to promoting// drugs through commercials, the campaigns are ... don’t need them. ,This was revealed in a survey ... University of California – Los Angeles Department of Medicine. This group ...
... in at least ten districts of Nairobi. This was announced ... Munyao declared that 100,000 doses of vaccines are being distributed ... of insecticides have also been handed over to these places. ... due to RVF and four hundred cases are reported sick. ...
... ,The Canadian Football League linebacker and father of two, ... was infected with HIV while having sexual relationships with two ... with the court, Smith tested HIV positive and was informed ... asked to inform his sexual partners about this and to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Creatine Supplement May Help People With Muscular Dystrophies 2
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ) has announced the ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) ... in order to treat dental impairments, for tooth restoration ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Broad ... announced today that they have launched a strategic ... targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel ... worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together scientists with ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to ... TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable ... rescue personnel for the first time. In order ... with these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... , April 26 e-MDs, an industry leader ... and practice management (PM) solutions, announced they have been selected ... Alaska EHR Alliance (AEHRA).   e-MDs was identified through ... Alaska healthcare providers looking to incorporate an EHR in ...
... 26 Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic ... is now commercially available.  Zirgan™, which was approved by the ... is a topical ophthalmic antiviral indicated for the treatment of ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alaska EHR Alliance Selects e-MDs as Recommended Electronic Health Record Vendor 2Alaska EHR Alliance Selects e-MDs as Recommended Electronic Health Record Vendor 3Alaska EHR Alliance Selects e-MDs as Recommended Electronic Health Record Vendor 4Sirion Therapeutics Announces Availability of Zirgan(TM) (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) 0.15% for Ocular Herpes 2Sirion Therapeutics Announces Availability of Zirgan(TM) (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) 0.15% for Ocular Herpes 3
Mac Pherson titanium tying forceps are ergonomic, very thin, angled with tying platforms. Round ergonomic design for great balance and feel. Fine platforms excellent for tying 10-0 suture....
Fine tying forceps, standard with smooth jaws. For 7-0 to 9-0 sutures....
Harms tying forceps, standard, straight with smooth jaws. For 7-0 to 9-0 sutures....
Tennant stainless steel tying forceps is extra delicate, straight with smooth jaws, 6 mm long platform, round handle with guide pin. For 9-0 to 11-0 sutures....
Medicine Products: