Health

Preventing Workplace Toxic Exposure

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Health, Premises Liability

There have been thousands of instances where an employer has been held liable for exposing their employees to unnecessary risk in the workplace, but they never seem to learn. Workers in demolition, clean-up, mining, and construction companies are especially vulnerable to toxic exposure by the materials they handle and the dust they breathe in.

Toxins are all around us. They are in our homes and schools. Toxic substances occur naturally or are produced artificially and released into the air we breathe and the water we drink. They permeates the meat and vegetables that we eat because they are present in the soil as well. Generally, however, the level of exposure is minimal. While this is not usually good, it is not enough to cause injury or death. However, industrial exposure is different because the volume and frequency of contact is higher.

Toxic exposure can result from skin contact, ingestion, or inhalation. The most recognizable type of toxin is asbestos, but there are other types of toxic exposure. They may not have such a high profile, but they are just as dangerous, such as such as coal fly ash.

One such incident involved cleanup workers at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. The workers filed suit against their employer for misleading them about the dangers of fly ash and failing to provide the necessary safety equipment. According to the website of Pohl & Berk LLP, such exposure can have long term effects on the health of workers which could easily be prevented by providing the proper training and gear when handling such toxic materials.

If you have been seriously harmed from toxic exposure in the workplace, your employer is probably liable for it. Contact a reliable toxic exposure lawyer in your state to find out how you can get compensation for your injuries and losses.

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Health of Boys in the Womb more Compromised than Girls’

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Health

Recent research has revealed that the health of male babies is more compromised than girls’ even while both are inside the womb of their mothers. This is due to the faster growth of boys inside the womb, which points to their need for better maternal nutrition which, in turn comes from the food taken by the mother during pregnancy and from her whole body’s nutritional stores developed from everything she has had in the past.

The quality of nutrition (carried by the placenta) a baby is nourished with is often reflected in the baby’s size. Boys are always found to be longer, but thinner, than girls, especially during birth. This points to the fact that boys have less nutrients, making them more vulnerable to poor health conditions that may lead to death during the perinatal period (weeks, right before and after birth) or illnesses, like cardiovascular disorder and hypertension during adulthood.

Though a clear cause for worry, being really conscious about nutrition can save a male baby from immediate of future health concerns.

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