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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 […]

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 […]

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air?

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air?

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air? Asbestos is a naturally earth-formed fibrous, silicate mineral found in rocks and soil. Asbestos is odorless, insoluble, heat, and fire-resistant. Despite its strength and thermal resistance, asbestos can become brittle and break down into microscopic, glass-like particles that can become airborne. Once airborne, humans can inhale these […]

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Care For Your Mental Health After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Mesothelioma is a debilitating, aggressive cancer brought about by asbestos exposure. When asbestos breaks apart, the needle-like fibers become airborne and can be inhaled or swallowed. Fibers embed themselves in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testicles and can remain there for years aggravating […]

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos

Friable Vs. Non-Friable Asbestos Asbestos was used extensively in buildings and materials for decades until the 1980s because of its unique characteristics. Asbestos is affordable, durable, and fire and heat-resistant, making it a desirable ingredient for construction, manufacturing, and certain materials. Unfortunately, asbestos is also hazardous to human health. What is Friability? Friability is the […]

Asbestos Testing in Your Home

Asbestos Testing in Your Home

Asbestos Testing in Your Home Homebuyers frequently inquire about indoor air quality, and for good reason—the majority of Americans spend at least one-third of each day in their homes, so it is important to know if breathing the air could cause potential health issues. Uncertainty exists surrounding things like mold, formaldehyde, dogs, rats, and other […]

Cancer Immunotherapy Month 2022

Cancer Immunotherapy Month 2022 June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month. Immunotherapy is a great option for treating multiple types of cancer because it helps the immune system. There are multiple ways that immunotherapy can fight cancer. Immunotherapy can either educate the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells, boost immune system cells to help the […]

Asbestos and Latest EPA Regulations in the United States

Occupational Toxic Exposure

Asbestos and Latest EPA Regulations in the United States Is the U.S. Banning Asbestos? Did you know the United States government hasn’t banned the use of asbestos? Asbestos has been linked to one of the most aggressive cancers today. An estimated 90,000 people die from asbestos every year worldwide. So why is asbestos still being […]

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