These days it’s common knowledge that smoking tobacco causes cancer, and that when used as directed, the product will ultimately kill you. When we think of tobacco related diseases, lung cancer and lung diseases typically come to mind, but new evidence suggests that smokers are also at increased risk of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Exposure to [...]
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“You’ve been exposed to a very high level, I’m incensed and angry that Shell let this happen. Shell is not interested in being your friend. They will do absolutely the minimum they are required to do.”
In their own words: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has [...]
Parish will lose this case and pay a relatively small fine, but in situations like this it’s the workers that really lose. At place like Parish an employee who regularly clocks in to do his or her job could be rewarded with a debilitating and potentially fatal illness. Sadly this is not uncommon….
“The contamination is thought to stem from shell owned oil reserves operated on the land from the 1920′s to 1960′s. In those days, oil was stored in subterranean concrete lined tanks which today are illegal due to problems with leakage.”
Failure to comply with [chemical] leak detection and repair requirements under federal emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants was the rap.
In a face slappingly arrogant statement the company said:”[Vertellus] is confident that these emissions did not have any effect on it’s employees or neighbors.”
A new study receiving lots of attention this week has shown that burning common paraffin wax based candles releases potentially harmful pollutants. Scientists from South Carolina State University burned candles in a special chamber so as to monitor the contents of the smoke, and found that benzene, toluene and ketones where present. Benzene has been linked [...]
The National Anemia Action Council (NAAC) has just unveiled their new interactive tutorial, Blood and Bone Marrow Basics, here’s a brief description of the tutorial, and the organization, a great resource for those struggling with bone marrow failure disorders: Blood & Bone Marrow Basics is an interactive patient education tutorial which explains the different types of [...]
Richard Czuprynski says that during his employment with KCS, he was exposed to benzene, xylene, toluene, mixed solvents and diesel exhaust (which also contains benzene and other chemicals).
“Of the 40,000 people who responded to Ground Zero after the attacks, 70 percent, or 33,000, are sick or dying as a result of their service”/ “A lot of the things they were exposed to, such as benzene, have in the past possibly been implicated with an increased incidence in the cancer.”