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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Damages Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women with ovarian cancer that blame it on their talcum powder use. Thousands of women have sued Johnson and Johnson saying they were never warned of the risks involved with using baby […]

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma Can Be A Big Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mesothelioma May Be a Risk For Plumbers and Pipefitters Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become embedded in the mesothelium, the lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. The embedded fibers inflame the linings, cause malignant tumors to form, which lead to various types of cancer. Many people in the building […]

Firefighters Have High Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

High Risk of Asbestos Exposure to Firemen According to a 2010 study by NIOSH analyzing the cancer incidence among firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had a two-times higher risk of developing mesothelioma than the general public, particularly pleural mesothelioma, likely due to their occupational asbestos exposure. How are Firemen Exposed to Asbestos? Clothing […]

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma

Treatment and Exercise May Benefit Those Suffering from Mesothelioma Almost 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers inhaled or ingested attach to the lining of the lungs and abdomen. They inflame the organs and cause tumors, which […]

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene Since the coronavirus pandemic started, many products including disinfectants, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and hand sanitizers have quickly left store shelves and have been hard to find. With so many people not being able to find these products, companies that do not typically make them have […]

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home?

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home?

Is Asbestos Hiding In Your Home? Breathing in asbestos dust causes mesothelioma. Inhalation of asbestos dust causes damage to the cells of the pleura, the outer lining of the lungs, and the internal chest wall. Over time this damage results in changes, which can eventually turn into cancerous cells. Thousands of Americans may be at […]

The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations

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The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations The EPA is rolling back environmental regulations during the current pandemic, which is bothering certain lawmakers. One senator even called what is happening a “pandemic of pollution.” Regulations including fuel efficiency and mercury emissions are now much weaker, and companies can choose if they are able to […]

Johnson & Johnson is Ending Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

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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 […]

Zantac Can Cause Colon Cancer

Zantac Can Cause Colon Cancer Within the last year, Zantac was discovered to cause cancer. The main ingredient, ranitidine, breaks down and turns into the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). It breaks down over time, but it also breaks down much faster when exposed to high temperatures. People who took Zantac or other ranitidine-based drugs are at […]

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