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National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

National Cancer Prevention Month: Avoid Asbestos to Prevent Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma National Cancer Prevention Month is ending, but this does not mean that you can pretend that cancer is not an issue. Different lifestyle changes like exercising, eating more fruits and vegetables, protecting yourself from the sun, and avoiding carcinogenic substances need to be […]

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits

First Asbestos Lawsuits The Industrial Revolution during the 1920s brought innovations in industry and building construction, which contributed significantly to economic growth of the United States. Powered machines gave rise to the need for a material that could insulate and protect devices from heat degradation and combustion. Asbestos was discovered to have those qualities. Asbestos […]

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, […]

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 […]

Asbestos Types and Risks

Asbestos Types and Risks Asbestos is a group of six cancer causing silicate minerals that can be found throughout the world. When people inhale this mineral’s fibers, they can enter the body and lead to many different cancers including mesothelioma, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and laryngeal cancer. The six types of asbestos include actinolite, amosite, […]

Lead Paint Exposure and Risks

Lead Paint Exposure and Risks In 1978, after nearly two decades of lead industry lobbying, propaganda, denial of danger, and blaming consumers for not taking precautions to protect themselves from health risks, health departments finally made themselves heard, and the federal government banned lead-based paint. What makes Lead Paint Exposure so Dangerous? When lead enters […]

Benzene Water Contamination Can Occur in Areas Near Wildfires

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

Benzene Water Contamination Can Occur in Areas Near Wildfires People living near areas where wildfires occur could be exposed to harmful carcinogens in their drinking water. In 2020, two communities in Santa Cruz, California had their drinking water contaminated after wildfires went through the area. Benzene was found in the drinking water at 40 times […]

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow

Asbestos Exposure from Fake Snow Asbestos was considered a useful material because of its fireproof and insulative properties, so it was adopted in ships, factories, and other industries that deal with a lot of heat. It is made up of microscopic fibers that are very light and indestructible, which are very easy to inhale and […]

Information About Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment|Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Information About Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment|Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2020 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so it is a great time to learn more about the disease. Lung cancer is primarily caused by smoking, but it has other causes like radon, asbestos, and pollution. It is a more treatable disease when found early, [...]

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