Occupational Diseases

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder

Talcum Powder | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder Shareholders rejected a proposal asking Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based baby powder.  The proposal needed a majority vote but failed to receive one at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. Ending sales of the product was one of 14 issues […]

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2022 April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that connects the throat and stomach. The esophagus has multiple layers including the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis propria, and the adventitia. The mucosa can be broken further down into the epithelium (innermost layer), […]

Asbestos Awareness Week 2022

First Discoveries of Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Asbestos Awareness Week 2022 Today is the start of Asbestos Awareness Week. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that was used in different industries for its unique heat resistant and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos is classified as either serpentine (curly fibers) or amphibole (skinny, straight fibers). There are six types of asbestos, most of them are amphibole […]

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later

Asbestos Cement: A Danger Decades Later The World Health Organization suggests that each year, more than 125 million people worldwide are exposed to asbestos while working. Asbestos was used in many industrial and construction applications in the 20th century. When asbestos is swallowed or inhaled, the fibers present a very significant health risk, including deadly diseases such […]

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure

Paramedics and Asbestos Exposure First responders can encounter asbestos during rescue missions or disaster response efforts. Asbestos was used in construction materials produced before 1980. Although the use of asbestos has declined because of the discovery of its toxicity, the danger remains consistent as it is still found behind walls, under floors, in attics, and […]

Myeloma Action Month 2022

Myeloma Action Month 2022 March is Myeloma Action Month. It is a month to bring people together to find ways to help people with myeloma. Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, which are cells found in the bone marrow. They are one of many important parts of the immune system. The immune system is […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2022 March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second most common cancer in men and women combined, and it is a highly treatable cancer when caught early. Around 1 in 24 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their […]

Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards

Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards During the 20th century, asbestos was transported worldwide to industrial shipyards and factories as a heat insulator, fireproof material, and many other economically valuable applications. Asbestos use started in the United States in the late 1800s. In the 1930s and 1940s, documents revealed that asbestos manufacturers knew of the health issues […]

Asbestos Abatement Can Help Prevent Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Asbestos Exposure Risk

Asbestos Abatement Can Help Prevent Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Finding asbestos in the home can be quite scary because it can cause mesothelioma, lung, throat, esophageal, and colorectal cancers. Once encountering asbestos, it is easy to disturb the hazardous material and inhale dangerous asbestos fibers. One way to prevent asbestos from being a danger to […]

Asbestos Workers Are At Higher Risk For Covid-19 Complications

COVID-19

Asbestos Workers Are At Higher Risk For Covid-19 Complications COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and can cause extra complications for people with existing lung and breathing issues such as asbestos-related diseases. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis to be the three significant health effects of asbestos exposure. All three are […]

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