Toxic Exposure

Steel Tariffs are Negatively Affecting U.S. Steel and its Workers

Steel Tariffs are Negatively Affecting U.S. Steel and its Workers When Donald Trump put a 25 percent tariff on steel imports, he promised that it would invigorate the steel industry and allow companies to grow and expand. This does not seem to be the case though, because many employees are soon going to be laid […]

Weather is Causing Worse Pollution in Pittsburgh

Weather is Causing Worse Pollution in Pittsburgh Clairton and Liberty in Pittsburgh had some of the worst air conditions in the nation according to the Air Quality Index. This has led to the Allegheny County Health Department deciding to try and fight weather caused pollution events. On Christmas Eve and Christmas day in both locations, […]

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks A Carnegie Mellon University study has found that despite the economic benefits that shale development brings to the region, it is not worth the negative effects. From 2004 to 2016, air pollution from shale gas development in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia caused 1,200 to 4,600 premature deaths. […]

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Lung cancer is a problem for residents of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Estimated new cases of lung cancer for Pennsylvania in 2019 are 79,890 and new cases for West Virginia are 12,440. Industries like steel mills contribute to this problem, causing lung cancer in workers just […]

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos Johnson and Johnson has voluntarily recalled its baby powder because 33,000 bottles were contaminated with asbestos. All bottles with the lot number 22318RB were produced and shipped within the United States this year. To protect human health, the FDA continually tests products that contain talc to […]

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day Every September for the past 15 years, Mesothelioma Awareness Day has taken place. This year marks 16 years of the annual autumn event that aims to educate and inform society about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the fatal cancers associated with it. Asbestos was a popular building […]

Unregulated Natural Gas Wells: Why They are so Dangerous

Unregulated Natural Gas Wells: Why They are so Dangerous Many more Americans than previously estimated are living near very old natural gas storage wells. Some of them are more than a century old and are not designed to prevent leaks. Researchers were able to estimate that 53,000 people and 20,000 homes in only six states […]

U.S. Steel is Being Sued for Pollution relating to the December 2018 Fire at Clairton Coke Works

U.S. Steel is Being Sued for Pollution relating to the December 2018 Fire at Clairton Coke Works U.S. Steel is being sued federally for the second time since the December 2018 fire at their Clairton Coke Works Plant. The fire lasted five hours and occurred in the cryogenic gas separation facility, which separates sulfur from […]

Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. Client now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a Result of Benzene Exposure

Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. Client now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a Result of Benzene Exposure Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. is representing a client who now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), alleging that it was caused by benzene exposure while working with CRC Industries’ products during his career at Dupont Washington Works. Benzene is a […]

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