Brian Turner

Brian Turner

Toxic Substance Safety Advocate

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2 0 1 3Oct29

One Year Later: Superstorm Sandy Leaves Health Legacy

One year since Superstorm Sandy

A year has passed since Superstorm Sandy, one of deadliest and costliest storms on record, tore through the eastern seaboard, and many are still recovering from the damage inflicted on their communities, neighborhoods and homes. Even more, some of Superstorm Sandy's victims still feel her savage power daily as they struggle to cope with the lasting health problems stirred up in the storm's aftermath.

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2 0 1 3Aug01

20 Deadly Products: Are They Hiding In Your Home?

Asbestos-containing products

Once considered a “miracle mineral”, the properties of asbestos that made it so desirable for use in construction and products are the same properties that turned it into a curse for many families. Asbestos exposure is the known cause of mesothelioma and other rare and deadly asbestos-related diseases. Despite being considered a rare cancer, the places where asbestos exposure can happen are surprisingly common and still exist.

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2 0 1 3Feb28

Asbestos: The Real Bond Villain

James-Bond

The 40.3 million people who watched the Oscars this past Sunday saw the impressive James Bond tribute. It's been a great year for the 50-year-old franchise. Over the past 5 decades, many songs and faces were made famous by being so closely associated with the franchise. Here are some other facts about the series that may not be as well known, but are as deadly as Bond himself:

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2 0 1 2Dec11

5 Shocking Places to Find Asbestos

5 Shocking Places

With the rise of people being diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, it has sounded an alarm with the general public. People everywhere are beginning to wonder if they, or their families, have been exposed to asbestos in their homes or somewhere else in their day-to-day life. A lot of people are under the impression that asbestos only lies in certain building materials, like siding. However, these deadly fibers can be present in a lot of other places as well.

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2 0 1 2Oct30

Dangers of Garage Sale and Antique Shopping

Dangers of Garage and Antique Sales

Garage sales, antique shopping and pawnshops are all great places to find some really interesting items. In fact, they are great places to possibly find rare and valuable antiques. However, not many people consider the hidden dangers behind a simple event as a garage sale.

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2 0 1 2Sep18

Stay Safe While Renovating Your Home

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Renovating a home can be an exciting time, but there are also potential health risks that are involved with these types of projects. This is certainly the case when it comes to older homes. With a few simple precautions, the renovation can be completed without any problems.

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Electronic Toxins in Automobiles

Automobiles contain a variety of toxic substances that can enter your body through your skin and by breathing. Inside of your car, heavy metals and other toxins, including mercury, cesium, cadmium and barium are contained within the electronic components of the vehicle. These toxins are primarily within the microchips and liquid crystal display (LCD) screens found on your dashboard and on accessories such as portable geographic positioning system (GPS) units.

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All car enthusiasts’, develop a vision that one day he or she will have their dream car in their garage. Each of these different types of rides whether a classic, muscle, tuner, import, exotic, or supercar, each has a specific magnificence to ones eye. Today, automobiles are very important and used frequently each day for transportation. Although, not many people are familiar with the dangerous toxins lurking inside these vehicles.

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2 0 1 1Sep09

September 11th, 2001: The Enduring Health Legacy

Surely 9/11 touched each and every American significantly. It was the end of American innocence, sending a powerful message about our place in the world. Today, almost without exception, each of us can say that because of that bright September morning, we have been changed for life. Mothers were left without sons; brothers without brothers, and friends were taken from friends by this senseless act of violence. Unfortunately, the ultimate legacy of 9/11 many still bear as they deal with the long-lasting health effects associated these terrorist attacks.

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2 0 1 1Aug31

Comprehensive asbestos exposure infographic now available

We’re excited to share this tremendously comprehensive infographic we’ve put together detailing the dangers of asbestos. Below you’ll learn where asbestos comes from and how it now affects nearly every corner of the United States. While asbestos has been banned for use in most capacities since 1980, you’ll see below that the mineral is still found in a multitude of commercial products, buildings, naval ship components, as well as automobile brake and friction components.

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  • Joined MCA in 2007
  • Safety advocate for environmental health risks and carcinogens
  • Green building expertise
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