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When most people think of workers’ comp, they think of accidents at work.

Occupational diseases due to workplace chemicals and other hazards get less attention. Under the recently departed Bush administration, there was little progress in addressing the hazards of workplace chemicals.

I’m happy to see the New York Times piece by Felicity Barringer that’s now online. Here’s a link to the story of Ed Abney, who contracted a devastating neurologic condition after years of solvent exposure at work:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/us/25 … nted=print

Stay tuned.

Julius Young
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