Occupational Diseases

Total Asbestos Ban Enacted by the EPA

Total Asbestos Ban Enacted by the EPA The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a total ban on asbestos. Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year but is still used in different industries. The ban comes after a major expansion of EPA regulation under a landmark 2016 law that […]

Georgia-Pacific Not Paying Asbestos Victims and Their Families

How Long Does Asbestos Remain in The Air?

Georgia-Pacific Not Paying Asbestos Victims and Their Families Asbestos victims, their families, and attorneys claim that a Koch Industries owned company and its lawyers are using a bankruptcy technique to avoid paying money to former employees. The company in question, Georgia-Pacific, is a paper and building products company. It has been in a legal battle […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. Around 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer can be broken down into three subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2023

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2023 Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the membrane that surrounds different organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. The main cause of mesothelioma is asbestos. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral used for its heat and fire-resistant properties. There are only around 3,000 new cases of […]

22 years On, People are Still Struggling from the Aftermath of 9/11

22 years On, People are Still Struggling from the Aftermath of 9/11 This past Tuesday was the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Word Trade Center. Many people died that day, and many people continue to die due to exposure to harmful chemicals. Almost 3,000 people died the day of the attack, but […]

National Cancer Research Month 2023

National Cancer Research Month 2023 May is National Cancer Research Month. It was first started by the American Association of Cancer Research to shine a light on the importance of cancer research and how it helps millions of people around the world. Every year, many people are affected by cancer and many people benefit from […]

Former Weirton Steel Site Will Soon be Used to Make Batteries

Weirton Steel, once the fifth largest steel producer in the country, was completely empty until recently. It was demolished on March 9, 2019, when two dozen explosives were set off within the building. It has been empty since it closed 20 years ago, but there is hope for the site and the people of Weirton. […]

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2023 April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is a cancer of the tube that transports food from the throat to the stomach. There are multiple layers to the esophagus including the mucous membrane, muscle, and connective tissue. Esophageal cancer starts on the inside and grows outward. It is projected […]

Asbestos Awareness Week 2023

Asbestos Awareness Week 2023 The first week of April is Asbestos Awareness Week. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that is used for its natural heat and fire-resistant properties. It has been used for thousands of years as insulation. There are six types of asbestos that can be classified as either amphibole or serpentine. Amphibole asbestos […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, and depending on the starting point, it can be called colon cancer or rectal cancer. It is the second most common type of cancer in men and women combined. Since the cancers share many similarities, […]


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