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African Women Demand For Greater Land Ownership Rights

African Women Demand For Greater Land Ownership Rights

Influential women from across Africa converged for a conference in Pretoria last week, as they called for greater land ownership rights. The conference, hosted by the Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground Campaign in association with the Urban CSO Cluster of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) of UN-Habitat, focused on land governance and management in Africa. In a statement, […]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman, who developed ovarian cancer in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman, who developed ovarian cancer in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer risks from talc-based products. A […]

In The News: Exposure To Common Household Products Damages Human Cells

In The News: Exposure To Common Household Products Damages Human Cells

Chemicals in common household products could be making us infertile, scientists say. Hand wipes, disinfectants and mouthwash all contain ‘quats’ – quaternary ammonium compounds – used to destroy germs. While the threat to hormones from the plastic containers is well known, these antiseptic chemicals have also been linked to infertility. Mice exposed to them were […]