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EPA limits reach of toxic chemical evaluations

November 13, 2017 - The EPA is reneging on promises to evaluate some of the most dangerous chemicals used by the public, including millions of tons of asbestos found in consumer products, buildings, vehicles,... Read More


Special wristbands may aid in detecting exposure to benzene

November 6, 2017 - Researchers are investigating a new technology in the form of a wristband that monitors possible chemical exposure in real-time. Read More


Alabama water systems fight back against PFC contamination

October 31, 2017 - Alabama is tied with New Hampshire for having the second-highest number of drinking water sites contaminated by the toxic chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooactanoic... Read More


European, American officials to decide on fate of Roundup chemical glyphosate

October 23, 2017 - Monsanto’s cash cow herbicide Roundup is now making waves both in the United States and across the pond. Documents brought to light in American court cases have European officials... Read More


Petrochemical workers’ benzene exposure risk likely higher after Hurricane Harvey

October 16, 2017 - In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, petroleum industry workers face increased risk of being exposed to the carcinogen benzene. Read More


Lung-related awareness days highlight environmental and occupational toxic exposure issues

October 9, 2017 - Unfortunately, our lungs carry a heavy burden when it comes to toxic exposure – often carrying the brunt of the issues it causes. Read More


Prevention remains the only way to end mesothelioma deaths

August 17, 2017 - Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, the lining of the abdomen or, most commonly, the lining of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure. Read More


Petrochemical industry hiding benzene related cancer risks

July 28, 2017 - The National Center for Biotechnology Information explains that benzene weakens the production of healthy blood components while producing abnormal ones. Read More


Jury establishes link between cancer and creosote, awards former railroad worker

July 21, 2017 - For the first time publicly the jury established a link between the plaintiff's cancer and his exposure to creosote, a chemical containing benzene. Read More


Benzene exposure increases worker risk for cancer including AML

July 14, 2017 - Railroad workers, automobile mechanics and petroleum refining and extraction workers are just a few occupations that have a high risk of benzene exposure. Read More


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