Produtos Químicos e Substâncias Tóxicas

April 18, 2023

A EPA pede aos residentes com detritos de incêndio da Indiana Plastics em suas propriedades que liguem para eles

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

Produtos químicos para alisamento de cabelo associados ao risco de câncer uterino – mulheres negras podem ser mais afetadas

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

3 razões para dizer “não” aos cigarros eletrônicos

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

Trabalhadores de salão de beleza de Nova York expostos a produtos químicos tóxicos

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

Alerta federal emitido sobre o perigo da sílica na indústria de bancadas de pedra

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 [...]
March 20, 2015

Dois projetos de lei apresentados ao Senado dos EUA para proteger o público do amianto

Two Bills Introduced to U.S. Senate to Protect Public from Asbestosby Brayton Purcell LLP | Mar 20, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | Since the “Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697) was introduced into Congress last week, senators, health and safety organizations, and the victims of toxic substance exposure have come forward [...]
April 18, 2023

A EPA pede aos residentes com detritos de incêndio da Indiana Plastics em suas propriedades que liguem para eles

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

Produtos químicos para alisamento de cabelo associados ao risco de câncer uterino – mulheres negras podem ser mais afetadas

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

3 razões para dizer “não” aos cigarros eletrônicos

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

Trabalhadores de salão de beleza de Nova York expostos a produtos químicos tóxicos

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

Alerta federal emitido sobre o perigo da sílica na indústria de bancadas de pedra

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 [...]
March 20, 2015

Dois projetos de lei apresentados ao Senado dos EUA para proteger o público do amianto

Two Bills Introduced to U.S. Senate to Protect Public from Asbestosby Brayton Purcell LLP | Mar 20, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances | Since the “Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697) was introduced into Congress last week, senators, health and safety organizations, and the victims of toxic substance exposure have come forward [...]