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Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure

First Discoveries of Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure People exposed to asbestos are primarily exposed through work, but there are other ways people can encounter this carcinogen. Since asbestos is naturally occurring, there is a chance when going outside people can become exposed. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are found in rock and […]

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure

What You Should Know About West Virginia Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of silicate-based minerals mined from the earth for decades. It’s strength, resistance to heat, and cost-effectiveness made asbestos a valuable building material that was used heavily throughout the 20th century. Asbestos is composed of long, thin, needle-like fibers. Disturbing asbestos or other […]

Asbestos and Lead Removal Bill Clears Senate Environment and Energy Committee

Asbestos and Lead Removal Bill Clears Senate Environment and Energy Committee On June 15, 2021, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee approved a bill to assist homeowners in removing lead and asbestos from their homes. “For the health of residents, it is crucial to mitigate the risks of lead and asbestos in the home, but […]

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Today is the Great American Smokeout Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day where you can quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout started in 1970 when Arthur P Mullaney asked people to give up smoking for a day and donate the money that would have been spent […]

Small Particulate Pollution Around the United States Needs to Improve

Pollution | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Small Particulate Pollution Around the United States Needs to Improve Many areas around the United States have much higher levels of dangerous substances in the air than is recommended. According to the World Health Organization, there are four million premature deaths around the world from air pollutants every year, which makes it one of the […]

Renovating Homes and Commercial Properties Increases Asbestos Exposure Risk

Asbestos Exposure Risk

Renovating Homes and Commercial Properties Increases Asbestos Exposure Risk When people learn that their home may contain asbestos, they are often terrified. Lung cancer and mesothelioma have been related to asbestos exposure, notably in construction workers and manufacturers who were frequently exposed to it on the job. Every day, most Americans spend at least one-third […]

Equipment in Steel Mills That Contained Asbestos

Equipment in Steel Mills That Contained Asbestos Many industrial employees and mechanics were exposed to asbestos in the course of their daily work. Asbestos isn’t used as a direct component in steel production. However, several steel companies constructed facilities that used a lot of asbestos-containing products and equipment. Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Steel Mill Workers […]

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 […]

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