Author: Jess Willard

Mon Valley Plants Ordered to Submit Plan to Reduce Emissions

Mon Valley Plants Ordered to Submit Plan to Reduce Emissions Earlier this week, the Allegheny Health Department issued an order requiring the Mon Valley Works to submit a plan outlining actions and specific steps they are going to take to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions that have been polluting the surrounding communities since the December 24 […]

Clairton Coke Works Causing Poor Air Quality After Fire

A December 24 fire at the Clairton Coke Works is still causing air pollution problems for surrounding communities. Twenty-two communities are being affected by the fire and an advisory will be in effect indefinitely until the plant is fixed. There are higher levels of sulfur dioxide than normal, which can affect breathing by aggravating respiratory […]

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018 For nearly 15 years, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has held a conference every year to raise awareness and educate the public about the hazards of asbestos exposure and its devastating heath consequences. Since the conference’s inception in 2005, more than 300 victims, lawmakers, abatement experts, and […]

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination Given what we know today about the dangers of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking, it is hard to believe that just over 60 year ago, asbestos was used in one of the most toxic ways: cigarette filters, and caused many suspected cases of lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades […]

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly CombinationSmoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination In 2004, the American Thoracic Society called asbestos “the largest cause of occupational cancer in the United States and a significant cause of disease and disability from nonmalignant disease.” Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It has been found to be the cause of many different cancers in […]

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help As November draws to a close, so does Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about this devastating cancer that affects hundreds of thousands of people annually. For a cancer than claims more lives than breast, colon, and […]

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