Harmful Chemical Exposure

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 […]

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Prevent Certain Types of Cancer by Following a Few Steps February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Certain cancers can be prevented, but people have to be careful and follow certain steps to prevent them. Skin cancer is one of these, and a great way to prevent skin cancer is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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