Navigation Links
'Workplace Survival': Memoir Tells of Woman Who Developed Lung Disease After Exposure to Dangerous Toxins
Date:3/6/2008

IRVING, Texas, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, Dorothy Ferrell was diagnosed with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease. She never had asthma or allergies and she never smoked. She went to work healthy and ended up with lung disease. Her new memoir, "Workplace Survival: Maintaining Faith Through Life's Catastrophes" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com), is two intertwined stories: the true account of how a reckless building renovation exposed Ferrell and her coworkers to dangerous toxins and threatened their lives, and also the story of her new beginning with God.

"After fourteen and one-half years of employment with this government, I ended my career overnight due to 'recklessness,'" Ferrell writes.

It all started with the installation of a heating, ventilation and air

conditioning unit (HVAC) in a 1960s vintage anemic building suffering

from sick building syndrome (SBS). Many dangerous toxins were known to be

in the building - lead, aluminum, chromium, asbestos, mold, dust, fiber,

fungus and God only knows what else.

Ferrell worked as an administrative assistant in an old police department building. In a 1999 air quality report, the air-handling units were said to be "in generally poor condition with many items requiring attention." Three years later the renovation began. City officials assured all employees that the renovation would be safe for everyone, including pregnant women and those with existing respiratory conditions. Those assurances turned out to be false.

"My co-worker who shared the office and myself were constantly coughing, not knowing that particles were coming through the vents overhead," Ferrell writes.

After an asbestos abatement procedure, Ferrell returned to work to find that the protective plastic covering the asbestos-contaminated ceiling panels had fallen and an unidentified white powdery
'/>"/>

SOURCE AuthorHouse
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
2. SAE International Recognized for Workplace Wellness
3. New Website Contributes to Healthy Workplace Culture
4. Steelcase Unveils the Walkstation to Bring Healthy Habits to The Workplace
5. Arthritis Takes Major Toll on Workplace
6. Employees with workplace flexibility have healthier lifestyle habits
7. Pregnancy-Friendly Workplace Is Key to Retaining Skilled Workers
8. Workplace opportunities and stresses are both increasing
9. Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors
10. Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise
11. 75 Percent of Virginia Voters Support Smoke-Free Workplaces
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for ... by a researcher at the University of Houston (UH). ... intervention is the writing instruction. Otherwise, writing is just ... journal can be therapeutic, but oftentimes we don,t get ... not," said Qian Lu, assistant professor and director of ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... August 01, 2014 Hot off the presses ... spa category of the World’s Best Awards by Travel ... month-long celebration of National Relaxation Day (technically August 15). ... of MAJOR experts to help guests celebrate relaxation throughout the ... is for health and wellness to carve out time to ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter ... the country, barbershops serve as a time-honored destination for a ... see whether barbershops might also be the spot to tackle ... men. In a novel partnership, the U.S. Centers for ... of Health (MSDH), enlisted the help of barbershop staff to ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... beneficial than bottle-feeding. A recent study conducted ... may not lag too far behind in terms of ... simply want to know what’s best for their baby. ... , According to Dr. Steven Shapiro , chair ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... GlobalDatas new report, "United ... provides key market data on the United ... value, in millions of US dollars, volume ... dollars) within market segments - Electrosurgical RF ... Plasma Coagulation Generators. , To view the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors 2Health News:Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors 3Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 2Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 3Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 4Health News:Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men 2Health News:Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men 3Health News:Despite Recent Study, Abington Health Expert Encourages Breastfeeding 2Health News:Despite Recent Study, Abington Health Expert Encourages Breastfeeding 3Health News:United Kingdom Surgical Generators Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2020 2Health News:United Kingdom Surgical Generators Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2020 3
... DIEGO, Feb. 27 Can you really trust the search results ... although it was published in 2005, the San Diego Union ... Yahoo search results as if it were hot of the presses. ... finally tell their side of the story. "We were quiet ...
... cabergoline cut consumption, were less prone to relapse , , ... prescribed to help with infertility and menstrual disorders may ... When injected with cabergoline (Dostinex), rats addicted to alcohol ... less prone to relapsing, a study by researchers at ...
... Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD ) announced ... a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The amended ... and matures in August 2010. Additionally, the Company announced ... credit facilities of up to $48.5 million in the aggregate. ...
... 27 LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ) ... independent research and proxy advisory firm, today recommended that ... of Directors and reject all of the proposals, including ... replacement Directors, in the Joffe Group,s consent solicitation. ...
... Health ReformCHICAGO, Feb. 27 The American College ... Medicare,s broken physician payment system included in President ... yesterday. In addition, the College applauds the ... effort to expand access, improve quality, and reduce ...
... patient-physician relationship is entitled to "exceptional ... In a legal victory that preserves ... an Arkansas state court has ruled ... system, acted improperly by inappropriately restricting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Valenti International Responds to the San Diego Union Tribune Article 'Can't buy me love,' Fraught With Inaccuracies and Slanted for Sensationalism, Journalistic Integrity Appears Lost. 2Health News:Valenti International Responds to the San Diego Union Tribune Article 'Can't buy me love,' Fraught With Inaccuracies and Slanted for Sensationalism, Journalistic Integrity Appears Lost. 3Health News:Valenti International Responds to the San Diego Union Tribune Article 'Can't buy me love,' Fraught With Inaccuracies and Slanted for Sensationalism, Journalistic Integrity Appears Lost. 4Health News:Hormone Drug May Help Drinkers Stay Sober 2Health News:Brookdale Amends and Extends Corporate Line of Credit 2Health News:Brookdale Amends and Extends Corporate Line of Credit 3Health News:Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Support LCA-Vision Board of Directors and Reject All Three Proposals by Dissident Joffe Group 2Health News:Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Support LCA-Vision Board of Directors and Reject All Three Proposals by Dissident Joffe Group 3Health News:Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Support LCA-Vision Board of Directors and Reject All Three Proposals by Dissident Joffe Group 4Health News:American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget 2Health News:Physicians Hail Arkansas Court Victory Against Baptist Health 2
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014  VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport, ... phosgene and phosgene derivatives in North ... acquired Framochem Kft, a leading European-based manufacturer of ... . The purchase unites two companies ... the world,s largest, independent manufacturers of products based ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... LAKE FOREST, Ill. , Aug. 1, 2014 ... private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare ... Inc. ("Vesta") to The Lubrizol Corporation ("Lubrizol"). Lubrizol, ... company that produces and supplies technologies to customers ... Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Research and Markets has ... Biosensors Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... Medical biosensors are used to analyze biological ... biosensors monitor health status, disease betterment, and therapeutic ... are cost-effective and user-friendly devices. Also, they are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VanDeMark Chemical Inc. Acquires Framochem 2VanDeMark Chemical Inc. Acquires Framochem 3VanDeMark Chemical Inc. Acquires Framochem 4RoundTable Healthcare Partners Announces Sale of Vesta Funding, Inc. to The Lubrizol Corporation 2Global Medical Biosensors Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Bayer, LifeScan and F. Hoffmann-La Roche 2
... the DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System for ... Wands, an evolution in microdermabrasion technology ... more youthful skin. , For skin ... of DiamondTome's™ innovative approach to skin ...
... hair reduction and skin rejuvenation Intense ... use within a clinic or medspa ... in a single portable device. Used ... hair, photo rejuvenation and active acne, ...
... Start or expand your aesthetic practice with ... the cost-effective system that's gentle, powerful and ... the exciting benefits of IPL Skin Treatments ... promises to be an indispensable tool for ...
Standard Lipo-tubing...
Medicine Products: