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The Beginning and End…

The Beginning and End of Asbestos Shingles When asbestos was considered a safe material, it was used in many different products because of its strength and insulating properties. One man,…
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El Dorado Hills’ Asbestos…

El Dorado Hills’ Asbestos Problem El Dorado Hills, 22 miles east of Sacramento, California, is a seemingly normal town with good schools, nice golf courses, and gated communities. It is…
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Fracking and its Effects…

Fracking and its Effects on the Environment and Human Health Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, is the process of injecting millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic chemicals into the…
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February is Cancer Prevention…

February is Cancer Prevention Month According to the World Health Organization 30 to 50 percent of all cancer cases are preventable. The largest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality is…
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The History of Ambler,…

The History of Ambler, Pennsylvania Ambler, Pennsylvania, a small town 16 miles north of Philadelphia, was once known as the asbestos manufacturing capital of the world. The town thrived because…
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The Difference between COPD…

The Difference between COPD and Asbestosis COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease obstructing airflow from the lungs. It is caused by irritating gases and particulate matter, which…
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Recycling and Disposal of…

Asbestos is a highly regulated substance under many different statutes:   As solid waste under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) As a hazardous substance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,…
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Clairton Coke Works Causing…

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…
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Johnson & Johnson Knew…

Johnson & Johnson Knew it had Asbestos in its Products Reuters has investigated and found that Johnson & Johnson has known that asbestos was in its baby powder since at…
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U.S. Steel May Have…

U.S. Steel May Have to Idle Coke Ovens due to Pollution Concerns The U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works is appealing an enforcement order that was decided against it. If they lose, two…
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