Harmful Chemical Exposure

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Compensation

Chemicals in Drinking Water | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Compensation People stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune could be entitled to compensation. The base’s water supply was contaminated with volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and other contaminants. Chemicals were found in the water supply in 1982 after a dry-cleaning business that […]

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food?

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food?

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food? In the late 1980s, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned all new uses of asbestos because it was proven to be a human carcinogen. Asbestos has been found in industrial products, homes, buildings, consumer products, cosmetics, etc. There is even concern that asbestos may have contaminated the food […]

Natural Gas in the Home Contains Carcinogens like Benzene

Natural Gas in the Home Contains Carcinogens like Benzene When people use natural gas in their homes, they are exposing themselves to harmful carcinogens. It was also found that there are inconsistent levels of odorants in natural gas, making it harder to tell if there is a leak in the home. The study was published […]

National Cancer Survivors Month 2022

National Cancer Survivors Month 2022 June is National Cancer Survivors Month. It is a celebration of people and families of people who survive cancer. It is a great way to inspire those recently diagnosed with cancer by letting them know that they have a chance of survival after a cancer diagnosis. It is also a […]

OSHA and Toxic Exposures in the Workplace

Toxic Workplace Exposure

OSHA and Toxic Exposures in the Workplace Workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous chemicals and toxins daily. These hazards, if not handled safely, can cause health problems ranging from minor irritations, allergies, and illnesses to severe neurological damage, cancer, and even death. All employees have the right to work in a safe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment Perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, is a chemical in the class of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that is used to make household chemicals like the non-stick pan coating Teflon. It is also found in waterproof clothing, stain-resistant carpets, microwave popcorn bags, fast-food wrappers, and many other products. It […]

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 […]

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