Exposures to these toxic dusts and fumes are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves. Treatments for esophageal cancer range from surgery to immunotherapy. Surgery removes some or most of...

Railroad maintenance of way employees and signal maintainers face daily exposure to many hazardous substances. Diesel powered track equipment, such as ballast regulators, tampers, and sweepers, release harmful diesel exhaust...

What do the Medical Studies Say? Railroads began transitioning from steam to diesel powered locomotives in the late 1940s and 1950s. With this transition, railroad workers faced an increased risk...

For the millions of railroad workers who labored tirelessly on the job, exposure to a wide range of substances has been consistently linked to increased risks of developing cancer later...

The adverse effects that exposure to benzene can cause, especially over the course of a whole career, has been known for some time. Workers on the railroad are particularly vulnerable...

Throughout the twentieth century, railroads commonly used asbestos in engine repair shops, roundhouses, rail yards, and on locomotives due to its strength and heat resistant properties. Asbestos was used in...

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