Toxic Torts

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 […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death around the world. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They are classified based on which cells are cancerous. Adenocarcinoma begins in the cells of the […]

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7 is asbestos awareness week. Asbestos is a dangerous group of six silicate minerals that are made up of microscopic fibers. Once inhaled, these fibers stay in the body leading to cancers of the mesothelium, lungs, esophagus, larynx, colon, and esophagus. People who worked in steel mills, construction, […]

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently Asbestos and benzene are physically different, but they are still carcinogenic substances. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that have microscopic fibers. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air leading to people inhaling or ingesting them. Benzene on the […]

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk?

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk? Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that begins in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are important immune system cells that release antibodies, which help fight infection. It is part of a group of illnesses called plasma cell dyscrasias or plasma cell neoplasms. It can come […]

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World

Asbestos Laws & Bans Around The World Asbestos fibers came into commercial use worldwide in the early 1800s due to their tensile strength and ability to withstand heat, fire, and acid. Asbestos fibers are used in numerous commercial and consumer products, roofing and brake pads, to industrial equipment insulation. Despite warnings of adverse health effects, […]

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon and rectum. It is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States in men and women combined. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women. In 2021 alone, it […]

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 […]

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