Author: Dan Dix

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of different organs. The name of this lining is the mesothelium, which is made up of mesothelial cells. These cells create a special lubricating fluid that helps organs move against each other. It essentially lets organs move within the body without disturbing or hurting other organs. There […]

Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers

In Portland, Oregon there is a $40 million lawsuit being filed by employees of an apartment complex. They are alleging that the managers of the complex endangered their lives by exposing them to asbestos. Construction crews had warned the employees about the presence of asbestos, but the building’s management chose to ignore the facts and […]

Tampa Man Charged for Endangering Workers with Asbestos

Philip J. Farley III of Tampa Bay, Florida learned that asbestos needs to be taken seriously. Instead of testing his newly purchased apartment complex for asbestos and using proper abatement contractors, he hired cheap day labor to scrape the texture off the building’s popcorn ceilings. The workers created a substantial amount of dust and debris, […]

Libby, the Asbestos Contaminated Town in Montana, Should be Clean within a Few Weeks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finishing up a two decade long process of removing asbestos contamination in Libby, Montana. It is projecting that the cleanup will be done within the next couple weeks. To learn more about Libby and the disaster you can go here.  To clean the area, the EPA sectioned it off and […]

Takata Airbag Recall

Takata airbags have been a disaster for car manufacturers and drivers around the world. These dangerous, poorly engineered airbags kill people, even in collisions where the person would be safe without the airbag being present. Takata got its start by making parachutes for the Japanese Imperial army for World War II, but later started making […]

Braddock, Pennsylvania’s Pollution Problem

Braddock, Pennsylvania has been dealing with high levels of pollution because of steel mills in the area. Mills emit particulates, sulfur-oxides, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide, which are inhaled by residents every day. Allegheny county, where Braddock is located, is ranked 12th in the nation for year round particulate matter pollution. Government agencies monitor emissions […]

Contaminated Vermiculite in Libby, Montana

Vermiculite, a completely safe, naturally occurring mineral was involved in one of the worst environmental disasters in the country. Vermiculite by itself is completely harmless in addition to being lightweight, fire-resistant, and odorless. It can also be expanded between eight and 30 times its size when heated. These properties make vermiculite a unique and useful […]

How Football Players Need to Protect Themselves this Preseason

Now that preseason NFL football games are starting, players are going to start getting hurt. The dangers of repeated head impacts and serious brain injuries like concussions cannot be understated for players in the NFL. With the number of players experiencing symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), athletes need to be aware of the effects […]

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