It is a problem that is hiding in plain sight.
As an oil crisis gripped the United States in the early seventies, leaders in the nation’s capital were looking for answers to a growing energy problem. Proposed solutions included a ban on ornamental lighting on cars and Sunday gas sales. Discussions began to hone in on lowering the national speed limit. Initial talks focused on the 40 to 55 miles per hour range.
Desiccants are a common presence in many products, yet are rarely seen and often thrown away upon discovery. The substance induces dryness in any environment by reducing the level of moisture in the air. Certain types of clothing will have a small pack in a pocket to protect the material from damage. It also accompanies shipped electronics to minimize humidity. Cocoa, coffee and grains may be packed with them to prevent mold and rot that comes with condensation.
You often hear the term “pain and suffering” when it comes to personal injury damages. But, do you know what it actually means?
Attach the term "brain-eating" to anything and you will likely draw attention. Most of the time, the fear evoked is rooted in horror tales that are more imaginary than real, but as one recent story of the death of a New Jersey man confirms, this is not always the case.
The National Safety Council (NSC) reports some alarming statistics about parking lot accidents and injuries. According to NSC data, there are more than 50,000 reported parking lot and garage structure accidents annually, resulting in 500 deaths and upwards of 60,000 injuries.
Anyone in New Jersey injured due to someone else's negligence has a right to seek compensation for losses incurred. The list of potential damages could include medical costs, lost wages, diminishment of normal previous function, emotional distress or other pain and suffering.
There are regulatory protocols to follow for getting the government's OK to market most medical products in the U.S. Prescription drugs need to prove their effectiveness and safety through human trials. Manufacturers must provide data showing study results, side effects and more. Final approval only comes after a review by a panel of Food and Drug Administration scientists.