East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment On February 3, 50 Norfolk Southern train cars came off the track in East Palestine, Ohio due to a rail car axle having a mechanical issue. Eleven of the cars had harmful chemicals including butyl acrylate and vinyl chloride. Authorities believed the chemicals could create a large explosion, so a […]
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 […]
Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales
Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of all talc-based baby powders around the world in 2023. It has previously stopped selling the baby powder product in the United States and Canada in 2020. Many lawsuits have been filed against the company due to the talc-based […]
Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder Shareholders rejected a proposal asking Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The proposal needed a majority vote but failed to receive one at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. Ending sales of the product was one of 14 issues […]
Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted?
Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted? Throughout much of the 20th century, many companies added asbestos to commercial and consumer products because of its valuable qualities. It is a fireproofing agent because it does not conduct heat and is fire-resistant. It is a fibrous material that is easy to work […]
Exactech Knee and Ankle Recall
Exactech Knee and Ankle Recall Exactech knee and ankle polyethylene inserts were recently recalled. People who have had these implants inserted into their body need to speak to their doctors to see if they need surgery. The knee replacements are being recalled because one of the packaging layers for a plastic component allowed air to […]
Asbestos Exposure and Ovarian Cancer
Asbestos Exposure and Ovarian Cancer Despite its ban in over 55 countries, asbestos is still legal to use in the United States. For several years, asbestos exposure has been proven to cause cancer. More recently there have been studies that asbestos exposure causes ovarian cancer. What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is one of the […]
Is Asbestos In Appliances?
Is Asbestos In Appliances? Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, asbestos has been used to manufacture commercial, industrial, and consumer products due to its heat and fire prevention properties and durability. After research exposed the dangers of asbestos in the late 1970s, asbestos has been classified as a known carcinogen by state, federal, and […]
Testing for Asbestos in Talc Could Become Stricter
Testing for Asbestos in Talc Could Become Stricter The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make asbestos testing for talc based cosmetic products stricter. It recently released its 124-page document written by the Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products. There were eight federal agencies chosen by the FDA that represent the Interagency […]
How Can Children and Teens Be Exposed to Asbestos?
How Can Children and Teens Be Exposed to Asbestos? Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses are frequently associated with the older adults. Asbestos-related illnesses affect older males at a higher rate than other classes of people. Children and teens, on the other hand, might be exposed to asbestos in a variety of ways. Exposure at School […]