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Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health.

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health. It is estimated that 21 million metric tons of plastics are in the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of this plastic cannot be found though because it has become microplastic, which is plastic that is less than five millimeters in length. It starts off as […]

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Important Steps to Take After A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Concern for asbestos-related health issues began in the 20th century and escalated during the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos use was restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries. Researchers have determined the annual number of mesothelioma deaths globally […]

Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh

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Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh Hot weather is creating larger amounts of pollution in Pittsburgh. During these hot summer days, larger amounts of ground level ozone pollution is present. We have reached the Orange level of the Air Quality Index on four different days this year. In Pittsburgh, the […]

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents

Causes of Pedestrians Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents On average, a pedestrian dies every two hours and is injured every seven minutes in vehicle collisions. More than 680,000 pedestrians were injured over the last decade. While these accidents account for just 12.6 percent of the total population, those over the age of 65 account for […]

Bicyclists Often the Ones Injured or Killed in Traffic Accidents

Killed in Traffic Accidents

Bicyclists Often the Ones Injured or Killed in Traffic Accidents Statistics show the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining; however, the number of bike accidents fatalities are on the rise. In most states, the bicycle is legally considered as a vehicle. Bicyclists have equal rights on the road and must obey the […]

Methanol Poisoning from Hand Sanitizers

Methanol Poisoning from Hand Sanitizers The pandemic has created many problems for our society including limited contact with loved ones, not being able to work to support ourselves, and not being able to find essential items like toilet paper, soap, and hand sanitizer. Some companies stepped up and started making hand sanitizer so people can […]

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually

Asbestos Related Diseases

Asbestos Related Diseases Cause 39,000 Fatalities Annually Almost 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. While the most substantial asbestos exposures occurred mostly before the 1980s, some asbestos exposure continues to this day. Asbestos is a mineral fiber group found in rocks and soil. The fibers are microscopic but […]

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents According to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), brain injuries are among the most likely the cause of death or permanent disability. Approximately 5.3 million Americans live daily with a disability-related to traumatic brain injury. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injuries – or TBI –  can […]

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades

Companies Hide Dangers of Asbestos For Decades Diseases triggered by asbestos, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer continue to be leading causes of U.S. occupational illness and death. Many people that were exposed decades ago are being diagnosed today.  Due to the long latency periods between asbestos exposure and disease development, diagnoses and deaths […]

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