Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Contractors Fined More Than $1 Million for Illegal Asbestos Disposal

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air?

Contractors Fined More Than $1 Million for Illegal Asbestos Disposal A contractor has been fined by the Allegheny County Health Department for almost $1.1 million for the illegal disposing of asbestos at the former Westinghouse headquarters. Ramesh Jain and his son Vikas Jain appealed the fine in 2017, which was later dismissed January 12, giving […]

US Steel Pollution in the Mon Valley

US Steel Pollution in the Mon Valley The city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region have long been known for its industry, but in recent years, residents and environmental groups have grown increasingly concerned about the elevated levels of benzene pollution coming from, three U.S. Steel plants in the Mon Valley: Irvin Works, Clairton Coke […]

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 […]

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania

Asbestos in the State of Pennsylvania Throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was a popular building material due to its heat resistance, high-tensile strength, and affordability. As the dangers of asbestos became known, its use declined. The carcinogen was even banned for a short period of time in the late 1980s.  However, its widespread […]

Asbestos Claims Against Pittsburgh Corning – How a Leading Glass Block Producer Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Asbestos Claims Against Pittsburgh Corning

Asbestos Claims Against Pittsburgh Corning Some of the first asbestos injury lawsuits filed in the 1960s and 1970s were against Pittsburgh Corning, which for many years was a leading glass block producer in the United States. Founded in 1937 after combining Pittsburgh Plate Company and Corning Glass Works, Pittsburgh Corning was not originally associated with […]

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with limited treatment options. It is usually diagnosed at a late stage, making the cancer hard to treat.  Once people inhale asbestos fibers, the fibers cannot be broken down or removed by the body. The fibers then cause DNA changes in the body, turning them […]

Weirton Steel Mill

Weirton Steel Mill Weirton Steel was founded by Ernest Weir in 1909. He originally started at U.S. Steel and ended up as a general manager of the Monessen tin plate mill, but in 1905, he left to buy a tin plate mill in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He expanded his operation to Holiday’s Cove, which was […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Month 2022

Mesothelioma Awareness Month 2022 September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium, which is a thin membrane that lines different areas of the body. The four types of mesothelioma include: pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and vaginalis testis which affect the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles respectively. There are […]

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