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5 Fast Zostavax Facts: What You Should Know About the Harmful Shingles Booster

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5 Fast Zostavax Facts: What You Should Know About the Harmful Shingles Booster

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates 1 million or more shingles cases occur each year in the U.S. alone. People of any age are at risk for developing shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), but the risk increases as we age.

Since 2006, the vaccine of choice for those aged 60 or older has been Zostavax, developed by Merck & Co., but that’s no longer the case. Lower...

What Are the Dangers of Benzene? FAQs About Benzene

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What Are the Dangers of Benzene? FAQs About Benzene

In March of this year, pharmaceutical testing company Valisure announced it discovered that 78 sunscreen products on the market contain benzene. In May of this year, the company released its findings that 44 hand sanitizer brands also contain the chemical, which is often tied to serious health risks, including benzene-related cancers. A closer look at benzene reveals it shows up in any number...

Sunscreens and Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals: What You Need to Know

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Sunscreens and Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals: What You Need to Know

Independent laboratory Valisure recently announced that it discovered the known carcinogen benzene in 78 sunscreens and after-sun products, including popular brands Neutrogena, Aveeno and Banana Boat, after testing nearly 300 products from 69 different companies.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lists benzene as a carcinogen and benzene has been linked...

New EPA Rollbacks Threaten Benzene Exposure

New EPA Rollbacks Threaten Benzene Exposure

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was first established under the Nixon Administration in 1970, it was tasked with conserving energy and natural resources, reducing hazardous waste, disposing of it, and ensuring environmentally sound management of that waste. Over the years, the agency developed regulations in collaboration with states to safeguard these goals, particularly...

Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

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Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

The science over the last decade from the likes of the World Health Organization shows that herbicides with glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—are carcinogenic. Glyphosate use is also connected with causing birth defects, developmental delays in children, fertility complications, and cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite this prevailing wisdom,...

The 5 Most Common Ways People are Exposed to Asbestos

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The 5 Most Common Ways People are Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogen and naturally occurring mineral. Despite the known risks, it is still being used in production in America. And even though asbestos usage is not nearly as prevalent as it was before the 1980s, it continues to pose a threat in new products and in old buildings and homes built during the era when asbestos was widely used in construction and other industries....

The Great Smog of Donora – An Incentive for Clean Air Reform

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The Great Smog of Donora – An Incentive for Clean Air Reform

Seventy-two years ago, today, an environmental disaster in the State of Pennsylvania shocked the nation. A yellow blanket of smog covered the sky in the small industrial town of Donora – leaving thousands of locals exposed to what seemed like an endless stream of toxic smoke. On October 26, 1948, rare weather conditions brought heavy fog to Donora, which ultimately trapped the airborne...

The Valiant Impact of Female Plaintiffs and Directors

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The Valiant Impact of Female Plaintiffs and Directors

It hasn’t been long since a report released by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) profiled some of the most harmful products that have been marketed to women for decades. As far back as the 1880s, American manufactures have disproportionately exposed women to dangerous drugs, products, and even medical devices that “tear them apart from the inside out.” Historically, corporations...

How COVID-19 makes Industrial Workers Vulnerable

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How COVID-19 makes Industrial Workers Vulnerable

In the United States, an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica—a substance that has caused the most widespread occupational respiratory disease for over 100 years now. For a long time, exposure to the mineral declined after disasters like Hawk’s Nest Tunnel went public. Scientists and policymakers stood together to prevent the exploitation of American workers in...

Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

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Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

When J.G Adami coined the term “mesothelioma” in 1909, he knew that he stumbled upon a rare and unique form of cancer linked to the prevalent miracle fiber – asbestos. For more than a century, the mineral was sprayed on steel structures of buildings and inside ships to suppress fires. In addition, it was utilized in home insulation projects and mixed with concrete to make pipes....

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