"...of Health and federal officials were at a loss concerning a response. Before 1993 -- despite widespread concerns over petrochemical processing, pesticides manufacturing, and other potentially harmful industrial activities across the state -- a system for monitoring birth defects didn't even exist in Texas..."
"...The amount released was greater than the amounts released at Three Mile Island or Chernobyl, yet no one was evacuated or even warned of the danger. One survivor takes us for a drive down Death Mile where 27 of 28 families have suffered birth defects or cancer..."
"...And Sara presumably goes back to college. Choreographer Hornaday (Flashdance, A Chorus Line) debuts as a director with Shout and could be forgiven some of the story defects if only Shout were a better musical..."
"...However, more is not always better and certain nutrients deserve closer examination. A 1995 article in the New England Journal of Medicine warned that vitamin A in amounts over 8000 IU per day might lead to an increase in birth defects, specifically cleft palate..."
"... A cardiac panel identifies the mutations associated with increased risk of developing atherosclerosis, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. The tests check for risk factors that include blood clotting syndromes, cholesterol regulation defects, and inflammation markers...."
"...He said the state has not only an interest in protecting the safety of women via both provisions, but also an interest in protecting fetal life – for example, the second of a two-drug abortion-inducing cocktail has been known to cause birth defects in fetuses, he argued (presumably those that weren't properly aborted and then are carried to term). And that alone "is sufficient" to create a compelling state interest in regulating pharmaceutical abortion...."
"...In some circumstances, however, a consumer may be able to use the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Under the DTPA, it is against the law for a seller to fail to disclose known defects in order to induce you to purchase the item..."
"...In Courtney Marsh's "Chau, Beyond the Lines," we meet the 16-year-old Chau, a Vietnamese teenager disabled due to the effects of Agent Orange. Placed in a care center at a young age with other children with birth defects, Chau dreams of becoming an artist..."
"...Rogen, slightly miscast (although you can see what they were aiming for), plays Britt Reid, the wealthy, arrogant, spoiled, party-happy scion of a big-city newspaper publisher. As played by Rogen, Britt embodies the worst character defects of Bruce Wayne minus the stoic panache and single-minded drive..."
"...• Defects not mentioned in the district's survey (cracked foundation, inadequate plumbing, etc.) – take photos and or get supporting statements from builders, contractors, or appraisers to support your position...."
"...1 is Dow Chemical (corporate slogan: "We bring good things to life!"), having recently acquired Union Carbide, whose brand was scuttled stockwise by their lead role in the world's worst-ever industrial accident in July 1984 in Bhopal, India. (Some 3,800 were killed outright with an estimated 100,000 others instantly doomed to live the brief remainder of their lives suffering from illnesses ranging from crippling emphysema to horrific birth defects..."
"...Where we cross swords is in what one then does with the fruits of that self-examination. It's a notable achievement to identify one's own defects, but the real struggle is in righting those defects, or at least trying to temper their damaging winds..."
"...• Defects not mentioned in the district's survey (cracked foundation, inadequate plumbing, etc.). Take photos and/or get supporting statements from builders, contractors, or appraisers to support your position...."
"..."Long before I was a Zen monk, I was a punk rock bass player," begins Brad Warner in his second book, Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, & Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye (from green publisher New World Library). That mouthful could be Zen Buddhism for Dummies, as Warner, who played bass for Akron, Ohio, hardcore band Zero Defects, has a knack for laying down the nothingness for regular folks..."
"...Not in your case. Texas law requires the seller of a property to disclose many things, including structural defects and latent (hidden) defects..."
"... Comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn had little good to say about the Texas Residential Construction Commission during a news conference this week. She released a 50-page report that called for abolishing the agency, saying that it lacked enforcement powers to force builders to fix defects in homes and that the mediation process was more one of documenting defects than finding a resolution between homebuilder and homebuyer..."
"...Our government should give parents this information, and ultimately remove toxic chemicals from children's products," said TexPIRG Federal Field Associate Kim Frusciante. PBDEs are fire retardants that have been linked to a host of health concerns, including impaired learning and memory, reproductive defects, cancer, and impaired immune systems..."
"...However, this is a cure that may be more dangerous than the disease, especially for women of childbearing age. ACT was introduced in 1982, and by 1990 the Food and Drug Association had reported about 1,000 ACT-related birth defects, which led most physicians to require women to take birth control pills before ACT would be prescribed...."
"...His widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, is also listed as a creative consultant. If the film's archival reminiscences disappoint in their redundancy and lack of new information, the music more than makes up for these defects..."