Toxic Exposure

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics.

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found that 20 percent of tested cosmetic products   contained asbestos. AMA Analytical Services was given the task to test the different products, which were provided by the FDA.  The FDA bought the different products from stores and gave them […]

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer Ranitidine, also known as Zantac, has been found to cause cancer. Many people who took it for their heartburn are finding out that they were endangering their lives. In September 2019, the FDA announced that it found N-nitrosodimethylamine(NDMA) in ranitidine. Later in the month, the […]

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that 10 refineries across the United States are releasing amounts of benzene that exceeds federal action levels into surrounding areas. Of 114 refineries across the United States, 10 were big violators of pollution regulations. The worst was in eastern Pennsylvania […]

U.S. Steel and Allegheny County Settle Clairton Coke Works Emissions Issues

U.S. Steel and Allegheny County Settle Clairton Coke Works Emissions Issues In December 2018, a fire broke out at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works in the cryogenic gas separation facility, which removes sulfur during coke gas processing. Higher levels of sulfur dioxide were released into the surrounding area, affecting people living in communities nearby. This […]

Weather is Causing Worse Pollution in Pittsburgh

Weather is Causing Worse Pollution in Pittsburgh Clairton and Liberty in Pittsburgh had some of the worst air conditions in the nation according to the Air Quality Index. This has led to the Allegheny County Health Department deciding to try and fight weather caused pollution events. On Christmas Eve and Christmas day in both locations, […]

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks A Carnegie Mellon University study has found that despite the economic benefits that shale development brings to the region, it is not worth the negative effects. From 2004 to 2016, air pollution from shale gas development in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia caused 1,200 to 4,600 premature deaths. […]

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Lung cancer is a problem for residents of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Estimated new cases of lung cancer for Pennsylvania in 2019 are 79,890 and new cases for West Virginia are 12,440. Industries like steel mills contribute to this problem, causing lung cancer in workers just […]

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos

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Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos Johnson and Johnson has voluntarily recalled its baby powder because 33,000 bottles were contaminated with asbestos. All bottles with the lot number 22318RB were produced and shipped within the United States this year. To protect human health, the FDA continually tests products that contain talc to […]

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