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How Brazil’s Asbestos Ban Impacts the Rest of the World

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 12/7/2017

How Brazil’s Asbestos Ban Impacts the Rest of the World

In the battle to ban asbestos across the globe, advocates have faced many challenges and setbacks. Still today, the majority of the world allows the mineral to be used, with only about 62 nations having banned the toxin so far. The asbestos industry is still booming in certain countries, most notably in Russia, the top producer of asbestos in the world. In other nations, like China and India, production of the toxin continues to grow massively each year.

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Steve McQueen and Mesothelioma: An Actor and Veteran’s Last Battle

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 11/7/2017

Steve McQueen and Mesothelioma: An Actor and Veteran’s Last Battle

When Steve McQueen was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in the late 1970s, it came as a shock to many people. Known as the “King of Cool,” McQueen had been a rising star in the 1960s. He had a rough childhood and a reputation as a “bad boy,” and that background helped him find his way into some of the most popular movies of the time, including The Thomas Crown Affair, The Cincinnati Kid, and The Great Escape. By the early 1970s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in America.

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EPA’s Asbestos Evaluation Shows Strong Support for and Against a Ban

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 9/28/2017

EPA’s Asbestos Evaluation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the midst of a several years long process to investigate ten dangerous chemicals, including asbestos. Over a year ago, the EPA was finally given the authority to evaluate and potentially take action against chemicals that may pose an unnecessarily dangerous risk to public health and the environment with the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Act.

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The Growing Global Asbestos Trade

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 8/9/2017

The Growing Global Asbestos Trade

So many people still believe asbestos is a thing of the past. It was used in construction and various products for centuries, and countless individuals believe now that its dangers are known, the toxin has been banned. Sadly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is asbestos still being used in approximately 70% of the world, but some countries still rely heavily on the import and export of the mineral.

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A First Look into the EPA’s Risk Evaluation of Asbestos

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 6/27/2017

EPA’s Risk Evaluation of Asbestos

Last June, anti-asbestos advocates rejoiced upon the passing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Act that seemed to pave a clearer path to a future ban on the toxin. The celebration continued a few months later when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the first ten chemicals they would investigate and asbestos was included.

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Coping After Cancer: Support for Cancer Survivors

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 6/7/2017

Coping After Cancer

Cancer can truly change someone’s life as they knew it. From being diagnosed through treatment and survival, patients and survivors endure so much physically and mentally. Every patient experiences different effects and will find their own ways to cope as they adjust to their “new normal.”

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Early Detection of Cancer Declines When the Economy Struggles

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/29/2017

Early Detection of Cancer

Ending cancer as we know it has been the main focus in recent research efforts like the Cancer Moonshot. Seeing rates of incidence decrease should be a positive sign, coinciding with new treatments and an increase in preventive measures like cancer screenings. It could even signal a decline in risky behavior, like smoking or other environmental factors.

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Joe Biden Gives a Cancer Moonshot Update at SXSW Conference

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/16/2017

Joe Biden Cancer Moonshot Update

Former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas, earlier this week to give an update on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Last January, Former President Obama announced the project during his State of the Union Address. Since then, the program has made some excellent progress towards its goal of ultimately ending cancer as we know it.

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Telling Loved Ones You Have Cancer

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/9/2017

Telling Loved Ones

Finding the right words when faced with a difficult situation can be daunting. No one wants to say the wrong thing or cause further pain or stress. Breaking the news of a cancer diagnosis to loved ones can be especially overwhelming.

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What Are Orphan Drugs Doing for Rare Cancers?

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 2/7/2017

Orphan Drugs for Rare Cancers

When you boil it down, drug companies exist for two main reasons: to provide medication to those who are sick, and to make money for their owners or shareholders.

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  • Builds cancer awareness through social media and blogging
  • Passionate about helping veterans learn about military service health risks
  • Advocate for holistic complementary therapies in cancer treatment
  • Focuses on the wellbeing of mind, body & spirit

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