Occupational Diseases

The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict

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The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict The Supreme Court is not reviewing a lower court decision awarding $2 billion to women with ovarian cancer resulting from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Lately, there have been many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and […]

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen Just in time for summer: benzene was recently found in different batches of sunscreen. A pharmacy that tests sunscreen and other after-sun products found that various brands of sunscreen contained the carcinogen. Valisure, the company that did the testing, batch tests medications before they reach consumers. […]

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson U.S. Steel is no longer moving forward with Marcellus Shale gas wells being drilled at the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill in North-Versailles. The steelmaker recently announced that it terminated the lease with Merrion Oil & Gas Corp. for a 10-acre tract to be used […]

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease Paraquat has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is used as an herbicide to kill weeds and grass. It comes in a liquid form that can be used in different strengths based on the application. It is classified as a toxic substance […]

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death around the world. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They are classified based on which cells are cancerous. Adenocarcinoma begins in the cells of the […]

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7 is asbestos awareness week. Asbestos is a dangerous group of six silicate minerals that are made up of microscopic fibers. Once inhaled, these fibers stay in the body leading to cancers of the mesothelium, lungs, esophagus, larynx, colon, and esophagus. People who worked in steel mills, construction, […]

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently Asbestos and benzene are physically different, but they are still carcinogenic substances. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that have microscopic fibers. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air leading to people inhaling or ingesting them. Benzene on the […]

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk?

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk? Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that begins in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are important immune system cells that release antibodies, which help fight infection. It is part of a group of illnesses called plasma cell dyscrasias or plasma cell neoplasms. It can come […]

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon and rectum. It is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States in men and women combined. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women. In 2021 alone, it […]

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