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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why Is It Difficult To Establish A Direct Relationship Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?
Why Is It Difficult To Establish A Direct Relationship Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer? Talcum powder (also known as baby powder) is advertised as a mild and safe substance that may be used on a newborn infant and is used in a variety of cosmetics. Talc is a moisture-absorbing material that keeps skin dry […]
Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled
Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled Certain Philips Respironics, BiPAP, and CPAP machines have been recalled. The sound dampening foam that is made from polyester based polyurethane can break down and enter the devices’ air pathway. Either black debris or chemicals released in the air can be inhaled or swallowed by the user. […]
Who is Liable for Patient Injury Due to Medical Errors?
Who is Liable for Patient Injury Due to Medical Errors? Injury due to medical errors or malpractice causes an estimated 250,000 deaths annually. Only deaths from cancer and heart disease have higher rates, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. What recourse do you have if you are injured due to […]
Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma
Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma Asbestos was once thought to be a miracle product because asbestos is an inert material with excellent thermal transfer properties. It is fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, non-corrosive, and inexpensive. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen. When asbestos fibers become airborne anyone in the vicinity can inhale the tiny particles […]
Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos
Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos Asbestos has been linked to several life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Construction products, car parts, and fertilizers and potting soils have been brought the public’s attention as the most substantial uses of asbestos. However, other products, which may not be as well known, have also […]
Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America
Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling talc-based baby powder in North America. It has had to deal with many lawsuits because of asbestos contamination in the product. Baby powder is made of talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that can […]