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How Asbestos Invaded the Chlorine Industry

  • Author: Jillian McKee
  • Date: 8/15/2017

How Asbestos Invaded the Chlorine Industry

While asbestos use in the United States has declined quite steadily over the years, one industry in particular still relies on the mineral for its processes. Throughout the past few years, the chlor-alkali industry has used most or all of the asbestos imported into the U.S. In 2016, the EPA noted that 340 metric tons of chrysotile asbestos were imported and all of it was consumed by chlor-alkali plants.

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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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How to Stay Safe During Asbestos Cleanups

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 7/14/2017

How to Stay Safe During Asbestos Cleanups

Stories about asbestos seem to be a permanent fixture in the news. Communities across the nation discover asbestos in various buildings and schools or hear about asbestos being improperly disposed of. It’s a serious threat that won’t disappear easily.

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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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Remembering Mesothelioma Victims in the UK

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 6/21/2017

Remembering Mesothelioma Victims in the UK

Even though the United Kingdom officially banned asbestos in 1999, the toxin continues to claim lives. Though no new uses or imports of the mineral are allowed, it still remains in many schools and older buildings causing many to unknowingly be exposed. Since there is a long latency period after exposure before symptoms appear, millions are still at risk to develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases in their lifetime.

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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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Carol Nutter Remembers Her Family Loss to Mesothelioma

  • Author: MCA Warrior Stories
  • Date: 5/26/2017

Carol Nutter Remembers Her Family

Carol Nutter grew up on a farm in Maine with her parents and three brothers. Since they lived in a coastal area, her dad worked in a shipyard in the neighboring town while her mom Marguerite – known as Peggy to her family and friends – maintained the farm. As the siblings grew up, they found their places in their own careers. Carol’s oldest brother, Tim, managed a grocery store and her middle brother, Mark, worked in the shipyard with their dad and in construction as a backhoe operator.

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Avoid Asbestos and Other Hazards During Home Improvement

  • Author: David Haas
  • Date: 5/24/2017

Avoid Asbestos and Other Hazards During Home Improvement

Spring is the prime time for home improvement projects. Many take the opportunity to clean out their closets, upgrade decor, and tackle a deep cleaning. Others also take advantage of the better weather to take on bigger projects, like renovations.

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Quest for a Cure: MCA Supports Cancer Research Month

  • Author: Staff
  • Date: 5/10/2017

Cancer Research Month

Cancer is a worldwide burden, and research is our best defense against it. In the past few years, research has seen a surge in collaboration and accelerated progress through projects like the Cancer Moonshot. But these diseases aren’t slowing down. The National Cancer Institute estimates the number of worldwide cancer cases is going to increase by 50% within the next two decades.

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How Cutting Funds to the EPA Could Affect Mesothelioma Survivors

  • Author: Heather Von St. James
  • Date: 5/8/2017

How Cutting Funds to the EPA

Through my years blogging for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, I have had some pretty amazing opportunities to get my story out there through blogs, opinion pieces, and most recently an interview and video with Greenpeace. Why Greenpeace you might ask? What does an organization better known for saving the whales have to do with mesothelioma and asbestos?

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