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Major Reform to the TSCA Expected in 2016

Major Reform to the TSCA Expected in 2016

Major changes are in the works for how the U.S. regulates the usage of dangerous and toxic substances. In fact, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) is “confident” that these changes will take place in 2016. This means that the use of hazardous chemicals and substances, like asbestos, may soon be subject to much tougher restrictions …

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Mesothelioma Survivors Add their Voice to Rare Disease Day

Mesothelioma Survivors Add their Voice to Rare Disease Day

For people faced with the enormous challenges that mesothelioma and other rare diseases bring, it can often feel like their voices go unheard. But, on Rare Disease Day – February 29th 2016 – patients, families, researchers, and supporters from around the world will unite in solidarity to raise awareness about rare diseases. Since 2008, the …

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Cure Cancer by 2020: Pipe Dream or Serious “Moonshot?”

Cure Cancer by 2020: Pipe Dream or Serious “Moonshot?”

In the fall of 1962 — a little over a year after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space — President John F. Kennedy outlined his ambitions for American space travel. In a speech to Rice University in Texas, he challenged the U.S. to put a man on the moon before the …

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February Is the Time To Reflect on Our Number 1 Killer

February Is the Time To Reflect on Our Number 1 Killer

It’s February, which means that the stores are stocked with heart-shaped candies, cards, and balloons in eager anticipation of Valentine’s Day. What you may not know, however, is that February has even more significance when it comes to the heart than you may have at first realized. February is also “American Heart Month.” While there …

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Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Pennsylvania Asbestos Victims Targeted by New Legislation

Earlier in January 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that Mesothelioma Help Now, and others who support asbestos victims, has publicly denounced and voiced vehement opposition to. The bill is known as H.R. 1927, “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015,” but it contains text from an originally separate bill — …

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Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky Lung Cancer Rates Soar to the Highest in the Nation

Kentucky: A state dotted with rolling hills and pastures; home to Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World,” and birthplace of our 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. But lurking behind the idyllic landscape and rich heritage is a troubling statistic — a lung cancer rate that surpasses any other U.S. state. Experts say lung cancer …

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Death of an Entire Family Linked to Libby, Montana Mine

Death of an Entire Family Linked to Libby, Montana Mine

Known as the Erin Brockovich (after the famous activist) of Manitoba, 50-year-old Raven Thundersky spent her life advocating for indigenous people in Manitoba, Canada. Thundersky was vital in getting the Canadian government to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women, and she brought to light the devastating effects of asbestos on local communities. For years, Thundersky’s …

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