Toxic Exposure

According to the Mayo Clinic, occupational asthma can cause permanent lung damage and disability in workers if their condition is not properly diagnosed or if they are not properly protected from toxic exposure. If left untreated, the condition can be fatal. More than 250 substances have been identified as possible causes of occupational asthma, including…

Decades ago, a series of television ads featured the slogan, “Better living through chemistry.” It is true that much of what we take for granted as conveniences or even necessities of modern life depends on the availability of a variety of liquids, gasses, and other materials not found in nature. Some of these substances find…

Pennsylvania is one of the states in the U.S. that has benefited from the resurgence of oil and natural gas production. But as is sometimes the case, the development of natural resources, particularly fossil fuels, can be a mixed blessing, especially for the workers at oil and natural gas fields. According to a recently-completed study…

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