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Brian Turner

Brian Turner

Toxic Substance Safety Advocate

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Starting today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a two-day set of public meetings that are designed to gather input about how to develop the risk evaluation process for toxic substances. The risk evaluation process is part of a new set of powers that were granted to the EPA with the signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act back in July.

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2 0 1 5 Dec 2

The Hidden Dangers in Holiday Decorations

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Many people know that asbestos, the only known cause of terminal mesothelioma cancer, has been used throughout history in many different ways: construction materials, fire-resistant devices, ship-building, and more.

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2 0 1 5 Sep 22

Curing Cancer Collaboratively in the Cloud

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With new technology comes new opportunities to find cures for cancer. One of the ways that’s happening: the Cloud.

Brief intro to the Cloud

“The Cloud” isn’t actually a thing in itself. Rather, it’s a name for computer servers that are accessed remotely via the Internet.

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Many Americans may not realize that veterans continue to fight after they return home. The enemy? A number of disabling physical and mental health issues, many of which are caused by adversaries camouflaged with invisibility. A way we can honor our veterans this Fourth of July is to bring awareness to these muted battles they continue to fight, long after the war is over.

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Occupational Safety and Health Week

According to Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970, every employee has the right to know what their potential workplace hazards are. But how do you know what types of hazards you should be really concerned about? This week we’re celebrating the North American Occupational Safety and Health Week by sharing some tips for considering the safety of your workplace.

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2 0 1 4 Dec 29

Libby, MT Introduces Asbestos Resource Program


The city of Libby, Montana, has a long, sordid history with asbestos exposure. Now, however, administrators in Libby and surrounding Lincoln County are looking to give residents new ways to deal with asbestos safely.

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2 0 1 3 Oct 29

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 3 Aug 1

20 Deadly Products: Are They Hiding In Your Home?

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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 3 Feb 28

Asbestos: The Real Bond Villain


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 2 Dec 11

5 Shocking Places to Find Asbestos

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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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  • Joined MCA in 2007
  • Safety advocate for environmental health risks and carcinogens
  • Green building expertise
  • Researches important programs for our site

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