Year: 2022

Pittsburgh Asbestos History

Pittsburgh Asbestos History Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a long history of industrialization and manufacturing, which has put many individuals in the area at risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was widely used in building materials and other products until the 1980s because of its durability, insulation properties, and fire resistance. However, asbestos fibers can be inhaled or […]

Many Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Chlor-Alkali Plants

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air?

Many Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Chlor-Alkali Plants Many chlor-alkali factory workers claim they were exposed to asbestos on the job. In the Olin Corp. chemical plant, workers saw asbestos in certain areas of the plant daily. Some people who worked in the plant as recently as last year say they were exposed to asbestos […]

Lead Toxin Concerns – Toddler Sippy Cup Recall

lead toxin concerns

Lead Toxin Concerns – Toddler Sippy Cup Recall The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cautions parents that some Green Sprouts bottles and cups pose a danger of lead exposure and should be promptly thrown away. A lead-containing solder dot is seen when base of the cups separates, according to a CPSC press notice. Since […]

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources Many residents of Brunswick and New Hanover counties in North Carolina didn’t know why they had higher rates of brain tumors, breast cancers, and other rare diseases. These counties are downriver from a Chemours fluorochemical manufacturing plant and residents now know PFAS contamination is […]

Former Coal Plant Northwest of Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater

A Former Coal Plant Northwest of the Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater

Former Coal Plant Northwest of Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater Coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal, contains hazardous substances such uranium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, lithium, and mercury. A recent investigation found that coal ash is contaminating groundwater near a decommissioned coal-fired plant in New Castle, Pa.. Exposure to these hazardous substances may cause thyroid, liver, and […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Pleural Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There are two types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Most cases, around 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers, are non-small cell. It can be broken down into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. These […]

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff Many children in southwestern Pennsylvania could be at risk of radon exposure. Most schools in the area do not test for the colorless and odorless radioactive gas even though the area has one of the largest concentrations of radon in the […]

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