Benzene

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 […]

U.S. Steel Didn’t Break the Rules When it Only Reported Emissions to the Allegheny County Health Department

U.S. Steel Didn’t Break the Rules When it Only Reported Emissions to the Allegheny County Health Department A federal appeals court just dismissed a lawsuit claiming that U.S. Steel violated the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The lawsuit was brought by an environmental watchdog because U.S. Steel only reported to local and […]

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen Just in time for summer: benzene was recently found in different batches of sunscreen. A pharmacy that tests sunscreen and other after-sun products found that various brands of sunscreen contained the carcinogen. Valisure, the company that did the testing, batch tests medications before they reach consumers. […]

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson U.S. Steel is no longer moving forward with Marcellus Shale gas wells being drilled at the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill in North-Versailles. The steelmaker recently announced that it terminated the lease with Merrion Oil & Gas Corp. for a 10-acre tract to be used […]

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently Asbestos and benzene are physically different, but they are still carcinogenic substances. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that have microscopic fibers. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air leading to people inhaling or ingesting them. Benzene on the […]

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk?

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk? Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that begins in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are important immune system cells that release antibodies, which help fight infection. It is part of a group of illnesses called plasma cell dyscrasias or plasma cell neoplasms. It can come […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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