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Asbestos exposure affects more than mill workers

Asbestos has been a threat for centuries more than people realize. Modern use didn’t expand until the Industrial Revolution, but its discovery dates back to 2500 B.C. as a way to strengthen ceramic pots and utensils. Since then, it’s been used in many products, including tiles, insulation, crayons and clothing. Because most asbestos poisoning cases happen in those who worked with or around the mineral, many believe that is the sole source of exposure. The extensive use between the 1800s and 1970s allowed many more to be exposed to asbestos without realizing the danger. Fortunately, regulations have reduced the amount of asbestos...

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Home. Latest News Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award January 18, 2016 Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Goldberg Persky & White, PC named 2015 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for:  Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury Litigation. BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 14, 2016 Goldberg Persky & White, PC, a trial law firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was today awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of: Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury Litigation. Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyer firms who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement...

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Uncovering the Facts About Asbestos Exposure

There was a time when asbestos was seemingly in everything. Among other things, it was used in building materials such as pipe covering, cements, gaskets, pumps, clothing, gloves, and shipbuilding materials. This was due to its durability and high resistance to heat and corrosion as well as the fact it could be so easily processed. Although asbestos was widely used, it causes several diseases and it has been a known carcinogen since the 1940s. What is Asbestos? Before we go any further, we should probably discuss exactly what asbestos is. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring, fibrous minerals that have been...

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United States faces Third Wave of asbestos disease

Twenty-five years ago, a group of scientists, union officials and doctors met to discuss asbestos disease. The 1990 convention recognized that while some of the threat of asbestos exposure had been reduced due to regulations put in place decades ago, a looming danger remained. Initially, asbestos affected those who mined the substance and worked with it in steel mills and power plants. Eventually it moved on to those who worked with asbestos products like insulation and on ships. Those who attended the conference agreed this wasn’t the end of asbestos-related deaths. Instead, they predicted the third wave of released asbestos from...

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The use of asbestos to create picture perfect snow

In 2015, we’re well aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Decades ago, the mineral was used in cigarettes, insulation and roofing due to its flame-resistant capabilities, but it also had more commercial uses. The light, white and fluffy nature of the fibers made it perfect for creating artificial snow. Prior to the banned uses, asbestos snow could be purchased by the box to sprinkle around the house during the Christmas season. Other decorations, like wreaths and trees, were covered in this dangerous snow to create the appearance of a light dusting. Its use as snow spread...

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