Harmful Chemical Exposure

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 […]

PFAS Chemicals Were Found in Many Cosmetic Products

PFAS Chemicals Were Found in Many Cosmetic Products A recent study found that a large amount of makeup products contains PFAS chemicals. PFAS chemicals are chemicals that are links of carbon and fluorine atoms that do not break down in the environment. These chemicals are so prolific that they can be found in 97 percent […]

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 […]

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease Paraquat has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is used as an herbicide to kill weeds and grass. It comes in a liquid form that can be used in different strengths based on the application. It is classified as a toxic substance […]

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 […]

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