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Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking Many people confuse mesothelioma with lung cancer and believe cigarette smoking and tobacco use causes both. Lung cancer and mesothelioma have several characteristics in common. However, there are significant differences between the two diseases. Characteristics of Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Lung Cancer is an abnormal growth of cancer cells […]

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, [...]

How To File A Mesothelioma Claim

How To File A Mesothelioma Claim Asbestos use has been proven to cause mesothelioma and resulted in many deaths in the United States and all over the world. Almost 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. Most substantial asbestos exposures occurred before the 1980s; however, some asbestos exposure continues to […]

Information About Lung Cancer for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Information About Lung Cancer for Lung Cancer Awareness Month November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lungs are complicated organs that are part of the respiratory system that help people breathe air and bring fresh oxygen into the body. They perform the crucial process of gas exchange where oxygen and carbon dioxide are switched for one […]

What is an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust?

Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust

What is an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust? Asbestos is a mineral fiber naturally occurring and used in U.S.  products throughout the 20th century. Asbestos has been linked to several deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Due to a long latency period between asbestos exposure and disease development for asbestos litigation cases have continued […]

U.S. Steel is Challenging New Rules Giving the Allegheny County Health Department More Oversight

U.S. Steel is Challenging New Rules Giving the Allegheny County Health Department More Oversight Proposed rules limiting emissions from Clairton coke works are being challenged by U.S. Steel, which is the largest source of hydrogen sulfide pollution in Allegheny County. It does not want changes because it says the new changes are very strict compared […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – November 2020

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – November 2020 Each year research and advocacy organizations come together to raise awareness and educate the public about risk factors, causes, and treatments for lung cancer, which effects over 220,000 Americans each year. As the second most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is the leading cause […]

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos?

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos?

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that naturally forms in rock and soil. Asbestos has been used in various building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant because of its fiber strength and heat resistance. In 1989, the EPA banned most asbestos-containing products. However, older homes may still […]

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure

Bystander Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure According to the Environmental Working Group , between 1999 and 2017, 4,762 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma and asbestos in PA alone. Pennsylvania is ranked 4th in the U.S. for Mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths. According to the United States Geological Survey , Pennsylvania is the site of […]

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