Toxic Exposure

Avoiding Benzene Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Developing Cancer

Avoiding Benzene Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Developing Cancer Benzene is a useful chemical that can be found in many different industries. It is used to make many materials we use everyday including plastics, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Benzene can also be a part of crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke, […]

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants During the last 50 years, advances in chemistry and manufacturing have resulted in the introduction of thousands of new products into everyday use by industry and consumers. Over time, some of those products have become dangerous for human use or consumption. Industrial workers at chemical plants are regularly exposed to […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Certain cancers can be prevented, but people have to be careful and follow certain steps to prevent them. Skin cancer is one of these, and a great way to prevent skin cancer is […]

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass

Asbestos vs. Fiberglass Fiberglass is often mistaken for asbestos by homeowners and those working in the building trades. Both materials have a similar appearance and are used for many of the same purposes. However, there are several differences between the materials of which should be aware. Today, we are comparing Asbestos vs. Fiberglass! What is […]

Lead Paint Exposure and Risks

Lead Paint Exposure and Risks In 1978, after nearly two decades of lead industry lobbying, propaganda, denial of danger, and blaming consumers for not taking precautions to protect themselves from health risks, health departments finally made themselves heard, and the federal government banned lead-based paint. What makes Lead Paint Exposure so Dangerous? When lead enters […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Steel is Challenging New Rules Giving the Allegheny County Health Department More Oversight

U.S. Steel is Challenging New Rules Giving the Allegheny County Health Department More Oversight Proposed rules limiting emissions from Clairton coke works are being challenged by U.S. Steel, which is the largest source of hydrogen sulfide pollution in Allegheny County. It does not want changes because it says the new changes are very strict compared […]

Cancer Risk from Zantac: You Could be at Risk

Cancer Risk from Zantac: You Could be at Risk The heartburn drug Zantac has been found to be carcinogenic. It was recalled by the FDA because it contains the ingredient Ranitidine, which breaks down and turns into N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA increases in the drug over time and after it is exposed to higher temperatures. It […]

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