Toxic Torts

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products

Asbestos Found in Consumer Products Many industrial sites contained asbestos, but other locations like people’s homes also contained the carcinogen. Asbestos is a great insulator, which is why it has been used in so many industrial and consumer products. Certain products like fake snow were especially dangerous because it was just friable chrysotile asbestos sold […]

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure

First Discoveries of Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Sources of Natural Asbestos Exposure People exposed to asbestos are primarily exposed through work, but there are other ways people can encounter this carcinogen. Since asbestos is naturally occurring, there is a chance when going outside people can become exposed. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals that are found in rock and […]

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Today is the Great American Smokeout Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day where you can quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout started in 1970 when Arthur P Mullaney asked people to give up smoking for a day and donate the money that would have been spent […]

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 […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 This upcoming Sunday is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This is a day to recognize the incurable cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that surrounds organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is the most common form, followed by peritoneal (abdomen), pericardial (heart), and testicular (testicles). 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 […]

Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company

Talcum Powder | Goldberg, Persky, and White P.C.

Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is looking to put all its liability from its baby powder litigation into a new business to then file for bankruptcy protection. This would allow lower payments for cases that do not settle beforehand. There is a chance that […]

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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