Sustancias Químicas y Tóxicas

May 6, 2024

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Targets ‘Cancer Alleys’

In a decisive move aimed at safeguarding communities from industrial pollution, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a set of stringent regulations this Tuesday, casting a protective net over neighborhoods lying in the vicinity of over 200 manufacturing facilities known for emitting toxic airborne substances.
April 29, 2024

High Levels of Toxic and Carcinogenic PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals Found Globally in Groundwater

In recent years, an increasing body of research has shed light on the pervasive presence and health hazards of a group of chemicals known as PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
April 18, 2023

La EPA pide a los residentes que tengan escombros de incendio de plásticos de Indiana en sus propiedades que los llamen

On April 11, 2023, a plastics fire at a warehouse spewed hydrogen cyanide, benzene, and asbestos into the air in Richmond, Indiana. The EPA  found asbestos in debris that fell in surrounding neighborhoods up to 1.5 miles from the fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges anyone with debris on their property from the Indiana Plastics Fire to not disturb the debris and call them immediately. The EPA will gather data on the debris have an asbestos professionally removed. Hydrogen cyanide, a highly toxic gas, can be fatal depending on the dose and length of exposure. Benzene is known to cause cancers such […]
October 26, 2022

Productos químicos para alisar el cabello asociados con el riesgo de cáncer de útero: las mujeres negras pueden verse más afectadas

Women who use chemical hair straighteners, dyes, bleach, and perm chemicals are at a higher risk for uterine cancer according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health. In the study, 33,497 U.S. women from ages 35 – 74 were in the study. In 11 years, 378 uterine cancer cases were diagnosed. The study found that women who frequently used hair straightening products were more than four times as likely to develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not. Uterine cancer accounts for about 3% of all new cancer cases but is the most common of the […]
June 25, 2015

Tres razones para decir "no" a los cigarrillos electrónicos

3 Reasons to Say “No” to E-Cigarettesby Brayton Purcell LLP | Jun 25, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | We stand with Kaiser Permanente, urging you to say “no” to e-cigarettes. Despite being advertised as a “safer” alternative to regular tobacco products, many electronic cigarettes still contain toxic chemicals and are not proven to [...]
May 19, 2015

Trabajadores de salones de manicura de Nueva York expuestos a sustancias químicas tóxicas

New York Nail Salon Workers Exposed to Toxic Chemicalsby Brayton Purcell LLP | May 19, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | A New York Times investigation that exposed the exploitation of workers has brought to light many issues within the industry. In addition to dismal pay wages and excruciatingly long workdays, manicurists are exposed [...]
April 6, 2015

Se emite advertencia federal sobre el peligro de la sílice en la industria de encimeras de piedra

Federal Warning Issued of Silica Danger in Stone-Countertop Industryby Brayton Purcell LLP | Apr 6, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | Federal agencies have published a new Hazard Alert for workers in stone countertop manufacturing and installation at risk of silica inhalation. In February 2015, two federal work-safety agencies issued a new Hazard Alert [...]