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8 dangerous substances you may be exposed to at work

Not all workplace injuries involve falls and collisions. Some of the damage done on the job is more gradual and subtle. Many jobs in Illinois involve hazardous levels of exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances. ...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Act Case

Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers. On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more


Benzene is absorbed rapidly and extensively after inhalation and ingestion. It is absorbed less extensively through intact skin; however, percutaneous absorption may contribute to total body burden....more

Ajlouny Injury Law Lauds Zadroga Act as a Victory for NYC 9/11 First Responders

Victims and their families can breathe easier, literally and figuratively, knowing they are eligible for compensation and health benefits under the Zadroga Act. If you are an EMT worker, NYC firefightre, NYC police office...more

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Taking an Exposure History

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in...more


This article focuses upon environmental cases. Litigation concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices may raise different issues because of the role of the FDA. The interface of science and law is central to toxic...more

Library of Congress Asbestos Information

Information on the use of asbestos for industrial purposes, workplace and school asbestos exposure, and the diseases linked to asbestos, including cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Additional information on diagnosis and...more

Attorney General's Asbestos Liability Report

The U.S. Attorney General's report on the history of asbestos and asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and cancer. The report also details the history of asbestos lawsuits and the standards of...more

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