Occupational Diseases

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 […]

GPW is Representing a Bobsled Athlete Suffering from Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

GPW is Representing a Bobsled Athlete Suffering from Brain Injuries Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. is representing a bobsledder who claims his bobsledding lead to brain injuries and the bobsledding governing body failed to warn him and others the sport can cause brain injuries. The lawsuit was filed in California and accuses U.S.A. Bobsled and […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 This upcoming Sunday is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This is a day to recognize the incurable cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that surrounds organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is the most common form, followed by peritoneal (abdomen), pericardial (heart), and testicular (testicles). The […]

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11

People are Still Suffering 20 Years After 9/11 Twenty years after 9/11, people are still suffering because of the terrorist attack on the country. Many people think about those we lost that day, but many people have also been lost because of the health impacts of walking through the wreckage. Hundreds of thousands of tons […]

Guardian Caps Can Help Reduce Head Impacts

Guardian Caps Can Help Reduce Head Impacts Football teams in the NFL are looking to reduce the harmful side effects of head impacts by using a soft-shelled helmet cover called the Guardian Cap. The league partnered with the NFLPA to test the helmet caps. Biomechanics Consulting and Research is testing the product under the supervision […]

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk According to 2010 National Institute for Occupational  Safety &  Health (NIOSH) research on cancer incidence among firemen in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had two times greater of a risk of acquiring mesothelioma than the general public. How Are Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos? Since asbestos has […]

Synchronized Swimming Can Lead to Concussions

Synchronized Swimming Can Lead to Concussions While watching sports during the Olympics, it can be easy to think athletes performing them are not risking their health, especially for synchronized swimming, now known as artistic swimming. As beautiful as the routines can be, they are also dangerous and can lead to concussions. Up to eight athletes […]

Are Jewelers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

Are Jewelers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure? Before 1980, generations of jewelers were exposed to asbestos. Many trades used asbestos in processes that required heat or soldering. Asbestos is fire-resistant and chemical resistant. Raw asbestos fibers were  blended into fire-resistant molds and materials and sewn into tradesmens’ gloves and protective gear. When the deadly nature […]

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