Toxic Torts

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources

Researchers Can Map PFAS Exposure to Try to Stop Contamination Sources Many residents of Brunswick and New Hanover counties in North Carolina didn’t know why they had higher rates of brain tumors, breast cancers, and other rare diseases. These counties are downriver from a Chemours fluorochemical manufacturing plant and residents now know PFAS contamination is […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Pleural Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There are two types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Most cases, around 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers, are non-small cell. It can be broken down into adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. These […]

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff

Many Schools do not Test for Radon, Risking Safety of Students, Teachers, and Staff Many children in southwestern Pennsylvania could be at risk of radon exposure. Most schools in the area do not test for the colorless and odorless radioactive gas even though the area has one of the largest concentrations of radon in the […]

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Different Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with limited treatment options. It is usually diagnosed at a late stage, making the cancer hard to treat.  Once people inhale asbestos fibers, the fibers cannot be broken down or removed by the body. The fibers then cause DNA changes in the body, turning them […]

Weirton Steel Mill

Weirton Steel Mill Weirton Steel was founded by Ernest Weir in 1909. He originally started at U.S. Steel and ended up as a general manager of the Monessen tin plate mill, but in 1905, he left to buy a tin plate mill in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He expanded his operation to Holiday’s Cove, which was […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Month 2022

Mesothelioma Awareness Month 2022 September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium, which is a thin membrane that lines different areas of the body. The four types of mesothelioma include: pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and vaginalis testis which affect the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles respectively. There are […]

Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales

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

Johnson & Johnson Stopping Worldwide Talc Based Baby Powder Sales Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of all talc-based baby powders around the world in 2023. It has previously stopped selling the baby powder product in the United States and Canada in 2020. Many lawsuits have been filed against the company due to the talc-based […]

World Lung Cancer Day 2022

World Lung Cancer Day 2022 Today is World Lung Cancer Day. Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer not counting skin cancer. It is second to prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. It is estimated that there will be 236,740 new cases of lung cancer and 130,10 deaths from […]

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Compensation

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

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Compensation People stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune could be entitled to compensation. The base’s water supply was contaminated with volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and other contaminants. Chemicals were found in the water supply in 1982 after a dry-cleaning business that […]

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food?

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food?

Has Asbestos Bioaccumulation Contaminated Our Food? In the late 1980s, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned all new uses of asbestos because it was proven to be a human carcinogen. Asbestos has been found in industrial products, homes, buildings, consumer products, cosmetics, etc. There is even concern that asbestos may have contaminated the food […]

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