Railroad Workers & Asbestos

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Asbestos was identified as a toxin by the Association of American Railroads in 1937. By 1958, railroads knew asbestos caused cancer. After 1960, it was medically accepted that asbestos definitely causes mesothelioma. Despite that, locomotive and parts manufacturers didn’t stop […]

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What is Silicosis?

Posted on January 18th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Silicosis is a progressive, disabling, and often fatal lung disease caused by exposure to silica dust. Silica is one of the most common minerals in the earth’s crust and is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and most other […]

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Why Does Diesel Exhaust Cause Cancer?

Posted on January 18th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Long-term exposures to diesel exhaust can greatly increase your chances of developing cancer and leukemia.  Why?  Because diesel engine exhaust is a mixture of several toxic substances, including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, unburned and partially burned hydrocarbons (e.g., aromatic and […]

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Andrew L. Hughes

What are PAHs? Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are a group of chemicals which occur as complex mixtures rather than single compounds. They occur naturally in coal and crude oil. They can be formed when certain substances are burned. Generally, […]

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Welding Fumes

Posted on November 6th, 2017 by Andrew L. Hughes

Both short and long-term exposures to welding fumes can cause a variety of symptoms and illnesses. Short term, or acute exposures can lead to symptoms such as throat dryness, coughing and chest tightness. Acute exposures can also cause “metal fume […]

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