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Get the FACTs: Proposed Bill Set to Silence Mesothelioma Victims
Susan Vento’s husband, longtime U.S. congressman Bruce Vento, died of mesothelioma nearly 15 years ago, but Susan’s fight against asbestos has never been more urgent than it is today. Vento is in the middle of a fierce battle to defeat a bill that is backed by the asbestos companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This bill, known as the Furthering
National Poison Prevention Week: Finding Hidden Toxins in Your Home
When we think of asbestos, we don’t typically think of it as being a poison, and the phrase “asbestos poisoning” isn’t one that’s commonly used. However, according to the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, the definition of a poison is any material that causes harm, no matter if it’s inhaled, ingested, absorbed, or injected into the body. Known
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