Year: 2019

Benzene exposure risks

Many people in Illinois and Missouri may not always think about what types of chemicals commonly contribute to the manufacture of everyday products. For workers in the pharmaceutical, chemical or food production industries, they may be exposed to some potentially...

Asbestos removal is dangerous for workers

The dangers of asbestos have come to light in the past couple of decades. People exposed to this once common substance still deal with the complex health disorders that may result. Illinois residents have undergone extensive renovations in homes and businesses to rid...

What are the stages of mesothelioma?

Every year, there are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma. This form of cancer is caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos and can affect people working in military, construction and manufacturing industries. Once a person inhales the microscopic...

What does benzene exposure do to your body?

There are many harmful substances and chemicals out there that can cause you harm. You may not even realize that you are being exposed to a harmful chemical. Some are quite prevalent in society. A good example is benzene, which you may encounter every day in Missouri...

A Ban in Name Only

The “non-ban asbestos ban” continues to confound critics. No one is disputing the dangers of exposure to the carcinogen. Asbestos-related diseases kill 15,000 Americans annually. The not-so-grand total dating back to 1989 is one million. Ironically, that...