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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 […]

Guardian Caps Can Help Reduce Head Impacts

Guardian Caps Can Help Reduce Head Impacts Football teams in the NFL are looking to reduce the harmful side effects of head impacts by using a soft-shelled helmet cover called the Guardian Cap. The league partnered with the NFLPA to test the helmet caps. Biomechanics Consulting and Research is testing the product under the supervision […]

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Companies Have Been Concealing The Dangers of Asbestos for Decades Asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be the top causes of occupational sickness and mortality in the United States. Thousands of people who were exposed decades ago are now being diagnosed. The time between exposure to asbestos and illness development […]

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk

Mesothelioma – Firefighters Are At A Higher Risk According to 2010 National Institute for Occupational  Safety &  Health (NIOSH) research on cancer incidence among firemen in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, firefighters had two times greater of a risk of acquiring mesothelioma than the general public. How Are Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos? Since asbestos has […]

Asbestos Containing Products That Don’t Require Warning Labels

Asbestos Containing Products That Don’t Require Warning Labels Asbestos-containing materials are primarily used in construction and insulation, but they may also be found in many types of consumer goods. While intact, asbestos is not a hazard, but if disturbed, an individual could develop mesothelioma or lung cancer if repeatedly exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Most […]

Synchronized Swimming Can Lead to Concussions

Synchronized Swimming Can Lead to Concussions While watching sports during the Olympics, it can be easy to think athletes performing them are not risking their health, especially for synchronized swimming, now known as artistic swimming. As beautiful as the routines can be, they are also dangerous and can lead to concussions. Up to eight athletes […]

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe?

Are Asbestos Hazards Lurking in Places We Believe Are Safe? Places that most Americans think of as safe may hold a hidden danger of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a deadly mineral fiber that can only be positively identified with a particular type of microscope. Asbestos was added to various products to provide strength, heat insulation, […]

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