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Why Kent Cigarettes were so Dangerous

In the 1950s people started to fear the health effects of smoking. Scientific reports were showing that smoking was bad for your health, so cigarette companies had to act fast to stop people from quitting. In a time where manufacturers were trying out different substances like Parmesan and Romano cheeses and fungal spores as filter […]

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 […]

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 […]

GPW Attorney Bruce Mattock to Speak at Perrin Conference in San Francisco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH, PA – August 27, 2018 – Bruce Mattock, shareholder and Executive Committee member of Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C., will be speaking at the National Asbestos Litigation Conference in San Francisco, California on October 2, 2018. The event takes place from October 1-3, 2018 at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. Mr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giant Steps Back in the Fight to Ban Asbestos In the United States

Under the Obama Administration, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was updated to give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more authority to ban asbestos completely in the United States. The carcinogen was originally banned in 1989, but by 1991 the ruling was over-turned. Anti-asbestos advocates have been fighting ever since to ban all uses of […]

Asbestos in New York City

The steam pipe that exploded in New York City in the middle of July has caused many problems. Asbestos coating the pipe was sent into the air, worrying residents, employees, and city goers in the area. Forty-nine buildings had to be evacuated and people from 250 residential units had to be displaced to avoid the […]

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