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  • toxic
  • It's imperative that the public understands the dangerous present in older homes so they can take necessary precautions against toxic exposures that can occur during disaster scenarios. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • In New Orleans, some Katrina-generated waste was contaminated, making the potential for toxic chemical exposure of returning residents a significant concern. (docplayer.net)
  • Toxic exposures due to chemical pollution have severe long term effect. (ndri.com)
  • I have provided technical support to diverse clients (general industry, construction, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, R&D, healthcare and trash-to-energy facilities) to ensure that they were in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations and litigation support in areas of workers' compensation cases (personal injuries, fatalities and toxic exposures), environmental investigations and insurance fraud. (forensisgroup.com)
  • Also, although "weapon" signifies intentional use (eg, by warring states or terrorists), most MCWs have unintentional equivalents (eg, an industrial or transportation leak of a toxic or radioactive substance, an infectious disease outbreak, or an industrial explosion) for which the basic principles and response are the same. (merckmanuals.com)
  • EPA action is needed to rapidly reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde*, which is still in widespread use, particularly in building materials, binders, resins, and composite wood products, used to make everything in a home from carpets to countertops to cabinets to couches. (saferchemicals.org)
  • Employers can accomplish this by performing site assessments to determine potential hazards and institute effective measures to protect workers against exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, lead and mold. (ohsonline.com)
  • Studies have shown that people who are atopic (sensitive), already suffer from allergies , asthma , or compromised immune systems and occupy damp or moldy buildings are at an increased risk of health problems such as inflammatory and toxic responses to mold spores, metabolites and other components. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gulf Coast
  • Formaldehyde has recently been recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as potentially causing respiratory illness in hurricane victims housed in FEMA trailers in the Gulf Coast (average level of formaldehyde was 77 ppb and maximum level was 590 ppb). (saferchemicals.org)
  • OSHA
  • Although all the listed operations occurred regularly during this period, debris reduction, recycling, and disposal were the most prominent tasks and, therefore, were the activities where OSHA most frequently evaluated worker exposures. (osha.gov)
  • The Hazard Exposure and Risk Assessment Matrix for Hurricane Response and Recovery Work provides a general overview of particular topics related to current OSHA standards. (osha.gov)
  • When I asked OSHA about the source of the exposure monitoring data that led to the "no toxics air concentrations" assessment, Surbey told me that OSHA has been reviewing "exposure monitoring plans and the monitoring results for response workers conducted by BP and third-party industrial hygiene contractors. (scienceblogs.com)
  • According to OSHA research, while toxins are present at sites for Hurricane Sandy recovery, they are not higher than the exposure levels that OSHA deems permissible. (ohsonline.com)
  • OSHA has released the initial results of the impact that Hurricane Sandy had on industrial hygiene in New York and New Jersey. (ohsonline.com)
  • Hazardous
  • Hazardous levels of noise exposure were particularly common among response and recovery workers involved in debris collection, debris reduction, site clearing, and transportation restoration activities. (osha.gov)
  • When workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise, employers must enroll the workers in a hearing conservation program, similar to the one outlined in 29 CFR 1910.95(c) , OSHA's standard on occupational noise exposure. (osha.gov)
  • When mold spores are present in abnormally high quantities, they can present especially hazardous health risks to humans after prolonged exposure, including allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins , or causing fungal infection ( mycosis ). (wikipedia.org)
  • workers
  • It is intended as a guide and quick reference for employers and response and recovery workers. (osha.gov)
  • Twenty percent of the 324 workers evaluated had noise exposure levels above OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 90 decibels (dBA). (osha.gov)
  • The most common exposure to commercial asbestos is occupational, although workers' families are also at risk from indirect "take-home" exposures transported by contaminated items such as clothing. (medscape.com)
  • Workers are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work. (medscape.com)
  • In a FELA case brought in West Virginia state court by former railroad workers who alleged that they suffered neurological injuries stemming from exposure to chlorinated solvents, we represented the Railroad in a four-day Daubert hearing. (crowell.com)
  • occurs
  • [ 3 ] Mesothelioma is a malignant pleural or peritoneal tumor that rarely occurs in patients who have not been exposed to asbestos. (medscape.com)
  • Exposure to an MCW may be readily apparent, as occurs with an explosion or visible leak or spill, and may even be announced in advance by a perpetrator. (merckmanuals.com)
  • An exception occurs with exposures to high doses of certain chemicals (eg, cyanides, nerve agents), which may cause obvious effects after only a few seconds or minutes, especially when they are inhaled. (merckmanuals.com)
  • I would be interested in learning of any foam off-gassing that occurs under NON-ideal conditions, say if the foam were incorrectly applied, if the material was damaged in some way, or upon exposure to high temperatures generated by metal roofing and sun exposure. (greenbuildingadvisor.com)
  • mesothelioma
  • Australian asbestos advocate Karen Banton will share how she has continued the work of her late husband Bernie Banton who lost his battle to mesothelioma in 2007. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • The main preventable cause of malignant mesothelioma has been exposure to commercial materials made or contaminated with asbestos. (medscape.com)
  • symptoms
  • In North Carolina, a reported increase in persons presenting with asthma symptoms was postulated to be caused by exposure to mold ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Persons with chronic exposure to the toxin report cold or flu-like symptoms with sore throat, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, dermatitis, intermittent local hair loss and general malaise. (dexacohomeinspections.com)
  • Because most NBC agents do not have a readily identifiable odor or appearance and because there is usually an appreciable time between exposure and development of symptoms or signs, an explosion may not be recognized as an NBC exposure event until some time later. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Exposure to the six common pollutants is associated with health problems including increased respiratory symptoms, heart or lung disease and premature death. (lawyersandsettlements.com)
  • Other problems are respiratory and/or immune system responses including respiratory symptoms, respiratory infections, exacerbation of asthma, and rarely hypersensitivity pneumonitis , allergic alveolitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and allergic fungal sinusitis . (wikipedia.org)
  • Infants may develop respiratory symptoms as a result of exposure to a specific type of fungal mold, called Penicillium . (wikipedia.org)
  • Increased exposure increases the probability of developing respiratory symptoms during their first year of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another study found that these respiratory symptoms were positively associated with exposure to water damaged homes, exposure included being inside without participating in clean up. (wikipedia.org)
  • Operations
  • Response and recovery operations occurred over a large physical area and encompassed a wide range of specific activities and operations. (osha.gov)
  • Operations conducted during the initial response, such as floodwater removal and search and rescue, are not represented in the data summarized here. (osha.gov)
  • Nor does this summary include operations that had not begun as of mid-December 2005, such as large-scale demolition of homes and structures, including those built with asbestos-containing materials. (osha.gov)
  • dangers
  • Plaintiffs sued the company for its involvement in an alleged conspiracy with a trade association to conceal the potential dangers of exposure to welding fumes. (crowell.com)
  • diseases
  • The ADAO Conference plays an important role in bringing patients of asbestos-related diseases and their caregivers together with advocates, medical experts and occupational experts. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • In 2009, Karen, along with others, founded the Bernie Banton Foundation with a mission to provide support and information to people impacted by asbestos-related diseases and to promote awareness of the dangerous of asbestos exposure. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • The diagnostic approach to asbestos-related intrathoracic disease is different from that of other diffuse lung diseases because of the medicolegal implications. (medscape.com)
  • eliminate
  • Filed under section 21 of TSCA in September, the petition had sought for the EPA to amend the CDR rule to eliminate certain exemptions and require additional reporting on asbestos. (chemicalwatch.com)
  • concern
  • There's tremendous concern about the nature of the exposures going on right now given what we don't know about the constituents of the crude," said Hughes, whose presentation included a photograph of a response worker's hands drenched in red-brown liquid oil. (scienceblogs.com)
  • widespread
  • Despite the fact that scientists have known about formaldehyde's toxicity for decades, it is still in widespread use and exposure is inadequately regulated. (saferchemicals.org)
  • chemical
  • Crowell & Moring was retained by a Class I Freight Railroad as NCC for litigation arising out of alleged exposure to benzene and several other chemical substances, including cases arising under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), state-law-based tort claims, and class actions. (crowell.com)
  • 2 January 2019- The US EPA has denied an NGO petition to require increased reporting of asbestos under the TSCA chemical data reporting (CDR) rule. (chemicalwatch.com)
  • insulation
  • Asbestos has been used in products such as insulation for pipes, floor tiles, building materials, and vehicle brakes and clutches. (medscape.com)
  • neurological
  • Plaintiffs in these cases typically asserted claims against manufacturers and sellers of welding consumables (such as welding rods), alleging actual or potential neurological injury as a result of exposure to components of welding fumes. (crowell.com)
  • Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • Whether you are a trial lawyer, activist, medical practitioner or have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, this conference has something for everyone. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • Case studies of asbestos-related disease are illustrated in the images below. (medscape.com)
  • Nuclear medicine study has a limited role in the investigation of asbestos-related intrathoracic disease. (medscape.com)
  • Gallium-67 ( 67 Ga) citrate testing has been used to differentiate benign from malignant, asbestos-related pleural disease and to give a quantitative index of inflammatory activity. (medscape.com)
  • Work
  • I was exposed to asbestos at work. (allnurses.com)
  • In our capacity as coordinating counsel, we manage strategic issues, investigate historical products and work practices, coordinate all discovery responses, prepare or oversee the preparation of all significant motions, take or defend many of the key expert and fact witness depositions, and serve as co-trial counsel. (crowell.com)
  • plaintiffs
  • In response, the plaintiffs claimed that the Wolfe putative class action, which was filed within the two-year limitation period, tolled the running of the Virginia statute of limitations on their individual actions because they would have been members of the proposed class had certification been granted. (masstortdefense.com)
  • awareness
  • This weekend Perry Browder, myself and other attorneys and staff with the Firm will attend the 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference in Washington, D.C. We are proud not only to once again be a platinum sponsor of the event, but also to be ADAO's longest cumulative supporter. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • Events like this are critical in providing up-to-date information and in spreading awareness about the global public health crisis caused by asbestos. (simmonsfirm.com)