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Railroad Workers and AML

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Due to their workplace exposures to toxins, railroad workers are at elevated risk for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Acute Myeloid Leukemia is an aggressive bone marrow cancer that can also be found in the blood. In this cancer, cells that […]

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Railroad Carcinogens: Secondhand Smoke

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Some of our railroad clients have estimated that in the 1970’s and 1980’s, upwards of 75% of the railroad work force smoked cigarettes. Many non-smoking railroad employees endured decades of secondhand smoke exposures.  There was smoking in shanties, cabooses, locomotive […]

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Railroad Workers and Multiple Myeloma

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Multiple myeloma is cancer occurring in plasma cells located in bone marrow. Plasma is important for maintenance of a healthy immune system because it produces antibodies that allow the body to fight off infections and other germs. Simply put, multiple […]

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Railroad Workers & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Many railroad workers are at elevated risk for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Why is that?  Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is caused by exposures to benzene and herbicides.  There is benzene in diesel exhaust, and most railroad workers endure decades of diesel exhaust exposures. Benzene […]

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Railroad Workers & Colorectal Cancer

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers are particularly susceptible to colorectal cancers because they endure regular exposures to diesel exhaust, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and benzene-containing solvents and degreasers.  All of these railroad workplace toxins can contribute to colorectal cancers. Colorectal cancer (also known as […]

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