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Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing

Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being…

E-cigarettes, a Dangerous Product Gaining Popularity in West Virginia

Morgantown, WV:  As smoking bans become the norm in public places throughout the communities of West Virginia, the number of people using e-cigarettes is rapidly increasing. Smokers are turning to “smokeless” cigarettes because they believe these products are a safer and more acceptable alternative. Supporters say these products have helped thousands of people quit and have helped millions cut back on their cigarette smoking….

Silicosis Risk for West Virginia Oil and Gas Drilling Workers

Posted On February 20, 2014 I Firm News,Gas Explosion,Toxic Exposure

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a study which outlines concerns for the safety and health of those employed by oil and gas drilling companies who may be at risk for silicosis. Silicosis is a form of respiratory (lung) disease that results from inhaling silica dust. The microscopic fibers build up…

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Elk River Sickens Hundreds

Posted On January 12, 2014 I Firm News,Toxic Exposure

Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache,…