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Carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers helping victims and families of on the job injury from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Serious Brain injury and wrongful death can occur from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels like gasoline are burned. Carbon monoxide is found in the exhaust of gasoline generators, chainsaws, water pumps, brush cutters and pressure washers. These are tools commonly used in the construction industry. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide fumes can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause loss of consciousness and even death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 14 percent of all unintentional carbon monoxide fatalities in the U.S. occur in the construction industry. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10,000 people seek medical attention for carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the United States.
Department of Labor on Work Related carbon Monoxide Poisoning
EXPOSURE SOURCES AND CONTROL METHODS
The following operations may generate or involve carbon monoxide and lead to worker exposures to this substance:
* The manufacture and transportation of carbon monoxide
Operations near furnaces, ovens, stoves, forges, and kilns when they are being fired up to operating temperatures; firefighting, particularly in mines; testing of internal combustion engines; operations near portable stoves
Use in organic chemical synthesis, particularly in the Fischer-Tropsch process for petroleum products; in fuel gas mixtures for industrial and domestic heating; as a reducing agent in metallurgical processes such as the Mond process for the recovery of nickel; in the manufacture of metal carbonyl catalysts Liberation of exhaust from faulty equipment on autos, buses, airplanes, and boats; use of compressed air in respiratory devices in industry or breathing mixtures in diving, when the air is supplied from reciprocating oil-lubricated compressors
Methods that are effective in controlling worker exposures to carbon monoxide, depending on the feasibility of implementation, are as follows:
* Process enclosure Local exhaust ventilation General dilution ventilation Personal protective equipment
Workers responding to a release or potential release of a hazardous substance must be protected as required by paragraph (q) of OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard
Symptoms of carbon Monoxide poisoning
- loss of consciousness
On the job carbon monoxide poisoning can cause severe injury, brain injury, injury to vital organs or in some cases wrongful death.
For help contact the carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers of for the injured worker, Workers compensation helpline.
CanBas Developing Mesothelioma Drug to Enhance Chemotherapy Treatment, Help for mesothelioma
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
CanBas Co., Ltd.,, a Japanese bio-pharmaceutical company that develops new cancer drugs that target the cell cycle, has received a boost from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its research efforts to add to the arsenal of drugs available to fight malignant mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung and abdomen that affects about 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. The mortality rate for mesothelioma is high, so more effective treatment options are needed to stop the progression of the disease.
The company’s lead product is a drug known as CBP501 that enhances the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug Cisplatin, which is standard treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. CBP501, a synthetic peptide, enhances the toxicity of Cisplatin as it accumulates in mesothelioma tumors.
CanBas announced in January that the US FDA has granted orphan drug status to CBP501 for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The designation qualifies the pharmaceutical company for financial incentives for the development of drugs used to treat rare diseases. Without such incentives, drug companies have difficulty justifying the investment of time and resources necessary to bring to market drugs used to treat rare diseases that may have only a limited demand and therefore limited profit.
Currently, a randomized clinical trial is underway comparing the results of patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma in the U.S., Russia and Argentina treated with the chemotherapy drugs Cisplatin/pemetrexed with and without the addition of CBP501.
Malignant mesothelioma symptoms usually don’t appear until decades after exposure to asbestos, typically 20 years to 50 years. Because mesothelioma is aggressive, doctors often do not diagnose a patient’s mesothelioma until the disease is well advanced.
For the Injured worker Workers Compensation lawyers for victims of Mesothelioma are here to help you if you have asbestos related cancer. Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you if you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma