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"Toxic Trespass" Could Be The Next Big Toxic Tort

Law360 (October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With scientific advancements increasingly able to show the presence in the body of a wide range of chemicals previously unknown or not detectable, courts are beginning to face a new breed of toxic tort claims seeking to make pollution in people's bodies an actionable offense — and product liability lawyers say the worst is yet to come.

As new developments in biomonitoring and environmental testing reveal that many individuals' blood contains chemicals such as PBDEs, phthalates, pesticides, PCBs and bisphenols, courts are increasingly being asked to...
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