Toxic Exposure

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products Many industrial sites contained asbestos, but other locations like people’s homes also contained the carcinogen. Asbestos is a great insulator, which is why it has been used in so many industrial and consumer products. Certain products like fake snow were especially dangerous because it was just friable chrysotile asbestos sold […]

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Today is the Great American Smokeout Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day where you can quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout started in 1970 when Arthur P Mullaney asked people to give up smoking for a day and donate the money that would have been spent […]

Small Particulate Pollution Around the United States Needs to Improve

Pollution | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Small Particulate Pollution Around the United States Needs to Improve Many areas around the United States have much higher levels of dangerous substances in the air than is recommended. According to the World Health Organization, there are four million premature deaths around the world from air pollutants every year, which makes it one of the […]

Why Is It Difficult To Establish A Direct Relationship Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Why Is It Difficult To Establish A Direct Relationship Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer? Talcum powder (also known as baby powder) is advertised as a mild and safe substance that may be used on a newborn infant and is used in a variety of cosmetics. Talc is a moisture-absorbing material that keeps skin dry […]

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 […]

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades Asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be the top causes of occupational sickness and mortality in the United States. Thousands of people who were exposed decades ago are now being diagnosed. The time between exposure to asbestos and illness development […]

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe?

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe? Places that most Americans think of as safe may hold a hidden danger of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a deadly mineral fiber that can only be positively identified with a particular type of microscope. Asbestos was added to various products to provide strength, heat insulation, […]

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Machines Have Been Recalled Certain Philips Respironics, BiPAP, and CPAP machines have been recalled. The sound dampening foam that is made from polyester based polyurethane can break down and enter the devices’ air pathway. Either black debris or chemicals released in the air can be inhaled or swallowed by the user. […]

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