Occupational Diseases

Asbestos Exposure Limits

Asbestos Exposure Limits

Asbestos Exposure Limits Asbestos has been used in various materials produced for building or home construction, auto components, and manufactured products because of its fiber strength, heat resistance and affordability. If asbestos-containing materials are broken, crushed, or disturbed, the asbestos fibers may be released into the air and become a health hazard. Who is most […]

Benzene Water Contamination Can Occur in Areas Near Wildfires

Chemicals in Drinking Water | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Benzene Water Contamination Can Occur in Areas Near Wildfires People living near areas where wildfires occur could be exposed to harmful carcinogens in their drinking water. In 2020, two communities in Santa Cruz, California had their drinking water contaminated after wildfires went through the area. Benzene was found in the drinking water at 40 times […]

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow Asbestos was considered a useful material because of its fireproof and insulative properties, so it was adopted in ships, factories, and other industries that deal with a lot of heat. It is made up of microscopic fibers that are very light and indestructible, which are very easy to inhale and […]

Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma

Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma Asbestos was once thought to be a miracle product because asbestos is an inert material with excellent thermal transfer properties. It is fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, non-corrosive, and inexpensive. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen. When asbestos fibers become airborne anyone in the vicinity can inhale the tiny particles […]

Information About Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment|Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Information About Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment|Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so it is a great time to learn more about the disease. Lung cancer is primarily caused by smoking, but it has other causes like radon, asbestos, and pollution. It is a more treatable disease when found early, [...]

Information About Lung Cancer for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Information About Lung Cancer for Lung Cancer Awareness Month November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lungs are complicated organs that are part of the respiratory system that help people breathe air and bring fresh oxygen into the body. They perform the crucial process of gas exchange where oxygen and carbon dioxide are switched for one […]

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure

Bystander Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure According to the Environmental Working Group , between 1999 and 2017, 4,762 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma and asbestos in PA alone. Pennsylvania is ranked 4th in the U.S. for Mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths. According to the United States Geological Survey , Pennsylvania is the site of […]

People in Libby, Montana are More at Risk of Severe Symptoms When Contracting COVID-19

People in Libby, Montana are More at Risk of Severe Symptoms When Contracting COVID-19 People in Libby, Montana are having a harder time with the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other parts of the country because they are also dealing with asbestos related diseases like asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. People with these illnesses are more […]

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure According to Environmental Working Group  reports, 706 have died in West Virginia’s due to mesothelioma and asbestosis. West Virginia is ranked 27th in the U.S. for asbestos-related deaths. West Virginia does not have any known natural deposits of asbestos, according to the United States Geological […]

Types of Mesothelioma

Types of Mesothelioma

Types of Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a cancer affecting the mesothelium, or the lining of the body’s organs and structures, usually in the lungs and chest wall. This cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. The body cannot break down asbestos fibers, so they become lodged in the mesothelium, causing scarring, inflammation, pain, and, eventually, cancer. […]

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