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Environmental Dangers

Category: Environmental Dangers

Dangerous Levels of Lead Are in Some Children’s Toys

by Keith | February 6th, 2018

Lead is an extremely dangerous substance when it’s used in commercial and consumer applications. It was banned from household paints in 1978 and from gasoline in 1996. However, it’s still found in many items, homes, and business throughout the country—including children’s toys. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that lead, which is invisible […]

Compensation for Your Asbestos-Related Illness

by Keith | December 19th, 2017

Asbestos was used in the construction of countless homes and businesses from the 1940s through the late 1980s across the U.S., but it is one of the most damaging and hazardous materials produced in the past century. Millions of Americans were—and still are—exposed to it every day, as many of those homes and buildings are still standing. […]

2 Steps to Take If You Suspect Environmental Injury

by Keith | October 10th, 2017

For decades, millions of Americans were at risk of developing serious injuries and illnesses due to unsafe products used in buildings and at workplaces. Government regulations have banned or heavily restricted the usage of many unsafe substances, including asbestos and lead. But some children and adults are still exposed to them, especially if they spend […]

Compensation for Mesothelioma Victims

by Keith | April 4th, 2017

Back in the day, asbestos was considered a modern marvel. Due to its incredible resistance to fire, all sorts of products were manufactured with asbestos fibers. If you were standing in a building, sitting in a car, or floating on a boat, you were more than likely within inches of asbestos. And if you inhaled […]

Three Things You Need to Know About Asbestos

by Keith | January 17th, 2017

Asbestos is one of those environmental hazards that pretty much everyone knows is dangerous but very few know why. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or are a researcher, you probably don’t know the facts about asbestos. As a personal injury firm that focuses on getting victims of asbestos exposure the compensation they deserve, we […]

Asbestos Dangers Minimized by Industry

by Keith | November 29th, 2016

American industry and spin campaigns go hand-in-hand. Sometimes the subject of the spin is an embarrassment brought on by an executive’s improprieties. Other times, it’s a defective product costing the company millions in recalls. However, the worst of the worst are the spin campaigns that attempt to cover up the effects of a dangerous product, resulting in […]

Asbestos-Related Cancer: Getting the Best Medical Treatment

by Keith | October 11th, 2016

Nowadays, the dangers of asbestos are well known, but there was a time when nearly everything was made with the material. Even once scientists and those in the medical community discovered the health risks that asbestos posed, manufacturers attempted to downplay or dismiss the risks to protect their own interests. As a result, thousands, if not […]

Millions of Dollars Set Aside for Asbestos Victims

by Keith | July 5th, 2016

Asbestos-related illnesses including lung cancer have been widely reported in recent years. Asbestos is resistant to heat and chemicals and is known for its conductivity, which is why it can be found in thousands of products from brake pads to building materials such as insulation, drywall, and concrete. Asbestos fibers when inhaled can embed themselves […]

The Dangers of Toxic Exposure at Fort McClellan

by Keith | September 15th, 2015

The soldiers who serve our country face many dangers in the line of duty. However, one of the most dangerous and unrecognized hazards service members may face is exposure to harmful substances. Whether it’s radiation, bio hazardous materials, or toxic chemicals, the Birmingham environmental injury lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers say it’s important to warn […]

Health Risks Associated With Metalworking Fluids

by Keith | April 29th, 2014

There are numerous health risks that employees can be exposed to on the job, but one of the most recently discovered dangers comes from metalworking fluids. These substances are used for many purposes, but some of the most common include cutting, lubricating, or protecting metal tools and parts. The metalworking fluid health risks come from […]

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