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Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021 March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Many people have struggled with Traumatic Brain Injuries at some point in their lives. In one year, there were 2.8 million traumatic brain injury related emergency room visits. Of these visits, there were 50,000 deaths. Concussions are the most common form of brain injury […]

National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma National Cancer Prevention Month is ending, but this does not mean that you can pretend that cancer is not an issue. Different lifestyle changes like exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, protecting yourself from the sun, and avoiding carcinogenic substances need to be […]

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits The Industrial Revolution during the 1920s brought innovations in industry and building construction, which contributed significantly to economic growth of the United States. Powered machines gave rise to the need for a material that could insulate and protect devices from heat degradation and combustion. Asbestos was discovered to have those qualities. Asbestos […]

Avoiding Benzene Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Developing Cancer

Avoiding Benzene Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Developing Cancer Benzene is a useful chemical that can be found in many different industries. It is used to make many materials we use everyday including plastics, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Benzene can also be a part of crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke, […]

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants During the last 50 years, advances in chemistry and manufacturing have resulted in the introduction of thousands of new products into everyday use by industry and consumers. Over time, some of those products have become dangerous for human use or consumption. Industrial workers at chemical plants are regularly exposed to […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Certain cancers can be prevented, but people have to be careful and follow certain steps to prevent them. Skin cancer is one of these, and a great way to prevent skin cancer is […]

Asbestos Exposure in the Steel Industry

asbestos exposure in the steel industry

Asbestos Exposure in the Steel Industry Most people exposed to asbestos were exposed either on jobs where they worked with or around asbestos or in a household environment where they were exposed to products or clothing containing asbestos. A 2015 British study of Belgian steelworkers found that almost one-fifth of them exhibited signs of significant […]

Asbestos Types and Risks

Asbestos Types and Risks Asbestos is a group of six cancer causing silicate minerals that can be found throughout the world. When people inhale this mineral’s fibers, they can enter the body and lead to many different cancers including mesothelioma, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and laryngeal cancer. The six types of asbestos include actinolite, amosite, […]

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass Fiberglass is often mistaken for asbestos by homeowners and those working in the building trades. Both materials have a similar appearance and are used for many of the same purposes. However, there are several differences between the materials of which should be aware. Today, we are comparing Asbestos vs. Fiberglass! What is […]

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