nToxic tort actions involve claims of human or property exposure through absorption, contact, ingestion, inhalation, implantation or injection of toxins.
nPlaintiffs have charged that asbestos, various chemical compounds, silicone breast implants, and disposal of hazardous wastes, to name a few, have caused injuries to health or the environment.
nMany of the substances involved in toxic tort actions
are regulated by such
federal agencies as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).