From: Ralph Stuart <ralph**At_Symbol_Here**rstuartcih.org>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Three US teachers who sued Monsanto over chemical exposure awarded $185m
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:39:58 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/29/monsanto-washington-state-teachers-fluorescent-lights?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Three US teachers who sued Monsanto over chemical exposure awarded $185m
Teachers, who worked in Monroe, Washington, said they suffered brain damage from exposure to PCBs in fluorescent lighting

Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued the chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185m.

The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict on Tuesday in King county superior court. The teachers, who worked at the Sky Valley education center in Monroe, Washington, said they suffered brain damage from exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the fluorescent lighting at the school.
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I wonder if anyone knows what types of exposures to PCBs are alleged in this lawsuit? IČ??ve reviewed 4 or 5 media stories (with nearly identical wordings) on the decision without getting any clarity on this. If this decision becomes a precedent, it will have wide-ranging impacts, probably wider than the asbestos situations.

Thanks for any information on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
ralph**At_Symbol_Here**rstuartcih.org

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