Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma

Asbestos Cancer Risk Measured by Fiber Length

Since asbestos was used for decades in thousands of products ranging from attic insulation to woven oven mitts, it is hard to imagine that this versatile material is actually a naturally occurring mineral, composed of chemical compounds bundled into fibers. Found in serpentine, mafic, and altered ultramafic rocks, asbestos is divided into two groups – serpentine and […]

Asbestos Regulations – National Cancer Prevention Month

Despite the known dangers of asbestos exposure, asbestos is still legal in the United States. However, it is heavily regulated within different organizations in the government. Different agencies have their own laws and regulations for asbestos control to maintain exposure levels in the workplace, home, and environment. OSHA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]

Fiberglass as a Substitute for Asbestos

For decades throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was used in countless applications. From insulation, ceiling tiles, and vinyl flooring, to cigarette filters, curtains, and ironing board covers, asbestos could be found in almost every home, especially those built before 1980. The dangers of asbestos exposure were hidden from the public for years, but today […]

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Files a Petition for Asbestos Company Transparency

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Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers

Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers In Portland, Oregon there is a $40 million lawsuit being filed by employees of an apartment complex. They are alleging that the managers of the complex endangered their lives by exposing them to asbestos. Construction crews had warned the employees about the presence of asbestos, but […]

GPW to relocate after nearly three decades on Fifth Avenue

GPW to relocate after nearly three decades on Fifth Avenue After almost three decades, the principle office of Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C. is relocating. Effective Friday, Oct. 2, the firm will move from its 1030 Fifth Avenue location across from Consol Energy Center to 11 Stanwix Street in the Key Bank Building. “After looking at […]

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