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Exploring the EPA’s New Power to Ban Asbestos

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 11/2/2016

Asbestos Removal

It’s been more than four months since President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Act into action, amending parts of the Toxic Substances Control Act and requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate chemicals with a new eye toward safety.

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Fall Mesothelioma Awareness: Meso Foundation Symposium

  • Author: Heather Von St. James
  • Date: 11/1/2016

Heather and John Panza

September was such a jam-packed month of mesothelioma awareness activities, that it’s now taken me more than a month to even process it all and get it all written down. In addition to participating in Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26th, I went to three different events throughout the course of the month. You can read about my experiences at the Kayaking 4 Meso and Miles for Meso events.

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A Cancer Moonshot Status Report

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 10/28/2016

Microscope

With everyone’s focus on the upcoming election, some important news has been overlooked. Recently, Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference to give a progress report on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, an effort launched by President Obama during his 2016 State of the Union address with the goal of eliminating cancer.

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Fall Mesothelioma Awareness: Miles for Meso

  • Author: Heather Von St. James
  • Date: 10/26/2016

Heather Von St. James at Miles 4 Meso

September is filled with a lot of wonderful opportunities to support mesothelioma awareness through fundraising events and gatherings across the country! In my last post, I wrote about how I joined the Kayaking 4 Meso event in Upstate New York. In this post, I’m going to share my experience with the Miles for Meso event halfway across the country in Illinois.

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Remembering Pete Russell: Air National Guardsman, Father, and Mesothelioma Victim

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 10/24/2016

Pete Russell

Angela F. de Rodriguez is an insurance adjuster who lives in Frisco, Texas, with her 13-year-old son Ruben – a bright young seventh grader who plays trombone and tennis. Angela’s adoptive father, Pete Russell, was only a few years older than Ruben when he was first exposed to asbestos.

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Fall Mesothelioma Awareness: Kayaking 4 Meso

  • Author: Heather Von St. James
  • Date: 10/20/2016

Kayaking for Meso

I love fall...especially September, but for more reasons that just the cooler weather and leaves changing color. September is a month that is full off mesothelioma awareness and fundraising events all over the country!

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9/11 Firefighter Health Study Falls Short on Long-Latency Diseases Like Mesothelioma

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/18/2016

September 11th Firemen

On September 11, 2001, following a devastating terrorist attack, thousands of first responders raced toward the World Trade Center site in New York City in an attempt to rescue as many people as possible. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day, but many more were saved due to the heroic actions of firefighters, police officers and EMS workers who quickly arrived on scene. But on that day, those brave men and women were not only subjected to the stress of dangerous work, but also the long term threats that come from exposure to chemicals and toxins found in the ash and dust flurrying around Ground Zero.

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3 Ways Asbestos Wrecks Your Lungs: Mesothelioma, Asbestosis & Lung Cancer

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 10/14/2016

Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, a month-long recognition of the importance that our lungs play in our everyday lives. A big part of making sure our lungs stay healthy is by avoiding toxic substances, such as asbestos.

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Poet Uses Words to Remember Her Father’s Battle with Mesothelioma

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 10/12/2016

Willa and Stephen Carroll

Steve Carroll was a family man and community man. Born on Christmas Day in 1945, he was a storyteller and someone who cared deeply for those around him. “My father was a Zen Buddhist, a lover of poetry, a Red Sox fan,” remembers Steve’s daughter Willa, a writer and performer in New York City. “My father read The Hobbit aloud when I was a kid and did a great voice for Gollum. My father loved blues, Bob Dylan, train whistles, mountains, gardens, and pie for breakfast. He was beyond proud of his children and adored his grandchildren. He cooked elaborate holiday meals with his wife. He believed deeply in social justice.”

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Understanding Techniques in Mesothelioma Surgery with Dr. Raja Flores

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 10/7/2016

words

Many patients who are diagnosed with mesothelioma eventually undergo some form of surgery to remove tumors and surrounding tissue that may contain cancerous cells. This is true in cases where doctors are attempting to remove the cancer completely (curative treatment), as well as in situations where the main goal is palliative care – that is, treatment designed to ease suffering and relieve pain, but not necessarily with the intent of curing the disease.

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