Toxic Exposure

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources Many residents of Brunswick and New Hanover counties in North Carolina didn’t know why they had higher rates of brain tumors, breast cancers, and other rare diseases. These counties are downriver from a Chemours fluorochemical manufacturing plant and residents now know PFAS contamination is […]

Former Coal Plant Northwest of Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater

A Former Coal Plant Northwest of the Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater

Former Coal Plant Northwest of Pittsburgh Contaminates Groundwater Coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal, contains hazardous substances such uranium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, lithium, and mercury. A recent investigation found that coal ash is contaminating groundwater near a decommissioned coal-fired plant in New Castle, Pa.. Exposure to these hazardous substances may cause thyroid, liver, and […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Pleural Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There are two types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Most cases, around 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers, are non-small cell. It can be broken down into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. These […]

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff Many children in southwestern Pennsylvania could be at risk of radon exposure. Most schools in the area do not test for the colorless and odorless radioactive gas even though the area has one of the largest concentrations of radon in the […]

Weirton Steel Mill

Weirton Steel Mill Weirton Steel was founded by Ernest Weir in 1909. He originally started at U.S. Steel and ended up as a general manager of the Monessen tin plate mill, but in 1905, he left to buy a tin plate mill in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He expanded his operation to Holiday’s Cove, which was […]

Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales

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

Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of all talc-based baby powders around the world in 2023. It has previously stopped selling the baby powder product in the United States and Canada in 2020. Many lawsuits have been filed against the company due to the talc-based […]

World Lung Cancer Day 2022

World Lung Cancer Day 2022 Today is World Lung Cancer Day. Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer not counting skin cancer. It is second to prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. It is estimated that there will be 236,740 new cases of lung cancer and 130,10 deaths from […]

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