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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 […]

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. […]

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020

New Mesothelioma Treatment Developments in 2020 Mesothelioma Awareness Day is in September, so it is a good time to recognize new research for the cancer and look at how far we have come in the treatment of the disease. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which surrounds different organs, but it primarily affects the […]

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, We Remember Those who Died from Exposure to Harmful Carcinogens Today is the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The moment the planes hit the buildings, so many peoples’ lives were changed forever.  From firefighters running into the towers to responders going through […]

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution When powerful storms like hurricanes hit land, structural and property damage are not the only problems people have to deal with. When hurricane Laura hit land in Texas and Louisiana, oil refineries and rigs had to be shut down and evacuated to ensure the health and safety […]

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health.

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health. It is estimated that 21 million metric tons of plastics are in the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of this plastic cannot be found though because it has become microplastic, which is plastic that is less than five millimeters in length. It starts off as […]

Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh

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

Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh Hot weather is creating larger amounts of pollution in Pittsburgh. During these hot summer days, larger amounts of ground level ozone pollution is present. We have reached the Orange level of the Air Quality Index on four different days this year. In Pittsburgh, the […]

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