Steel Mills

Steel Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Steel Workers Exposed to Asbestos Steel mill workers handled a vast range of asbestos products to prevent fires and injuries from very high temperatures typical in the workplace. Asbestos was used before the public knew of its dangers. Companies used it in manufacturing because of its lightweight, economical, durable, fireproof, and insulating characteristics. Asbestos cement […]

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure

First Discoveries of Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure People exposed to asbestos are primarily exposed through work, but there are other ways people can encounter this carcinogen. Since asbestos is naturally occurring, there is a chance when going outside people can become exposed. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are found in rock and […]

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of silicate-based minerals mined from the earth for decades. It’s strength, resistance to heat, and cost-effectiveness made asbestos a valuable building material that was used heavily throughout the 20th century. Asbestos is composed of long, thin, needle-like fibers. Disturbing asbestos or other […]

Equipment in Steel Mills That Contained Asbestos

Equipment in Steel Mills That Contained Asbestos Many industrial employees and mechanics were exposed to asbestos in the course of their daily work. Asbestos isn’t used as a direct component in steel production. However, several steel companies constructed facilities that used a lot of asbestos-containing products and equipment. Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Steel Mill Workers […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 This upcoming Sunday is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This is a day to recognize the incurable cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that surrounds organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is the most common form, followed by peritoneal (abdomen), pericardial (heart), and testicular (testicles). The […]

Asbestos Exposure in Beaver County, PA

Asbestos Exposure in Beaver County, PA The number of deaths from malignant mesothelioma is very high in Pennsylvania. According to the CDC and the NIOSH Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System statistics, the state ranks third out of all the states and District of Columbia for the number of asbestos cases. Mesothelioma is a cancer that […]

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

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