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COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

COVID-19 is Fueling the Opioid Crisis Despite everything happening, the opioid crisis is continuing to rage on. It has become even more troublesome because different treatment options might not be available. Doctors have had to reduce their hours, practice telemedicine, or even close their offices to protect themselves and their patients. Methadone patients have especially […]

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2020

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2020 From April 1 to April 7, 2020, The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is once again kicking off its global campaign of education and awareness about the risks of asbestos exposure and the need for a ban with Global Asbestos Awareness Week.  The event, now […]

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property The man who illegally removed asbestos at his Westinghouse facility has been sentenced in court. He was sentenced to one month of prison, nine months of house arrest, and three years of probation. The man is a resident of Mt Lebanon and is a commercial and […]

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics.

Asbestos was Found in 20 Percent of Tested Cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found that 20 percent of tested cosmetic products   contained asbestos. AMA Analytical Services was given the task to test the different products, which were provided by the FDA.  The FDA bought the different products from stores and gave them […]

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer

The Heartburn Medication Zantac can Cause Liver and Lung Cancer Ranitidine, also known as Zantac, has been found to cause cancer. Many people who took it for their heartburn are finding out that they were endangering their lives. In September 2019, the FDA announced that it found N-nitrosodimethylamine(NDMA) in ranitidine. Later in the month, the […]

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene

Crude Oil Refineries are Exposing Nearby Residents to Benzene The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that 10 refineries across the United States are releasing amounts of benzene that exceeds federal action levels into surrounding areas. Of 114 refineries across the United States, 10 were big violators of pollution regulations. The worst was in eastern Pennsylvania […]

U.S. Steel and Allegheny County Settle Clairton Coke Works Emissions Issues

U.S. Steel and Allegheny County Settle Clairton Coke Works Emissions Issues In December 2018, a fire broke out at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works in the cryogenic gas separation facility, which removes sulfur during coke gas processing. Higher levels of sulfur dioxide were released into the surrounding area, affecting people living in communities nearby. This […]

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health Talc is sold as a healthy and safe product, but this is not always the case. Talc can sometimes be found alongside asbestos, and when it is mined to be put in many different products, the talc can become contaminated with asbestos fibers. People […]

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