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Donald Trump & EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Love Asbestos, Despite the Deadly Facts

Donald Trump & EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Love Asbestos, Despite the Deadly Facts

Fact: asbestos is an extremely toxic substance. Between 12,000-15,000 Americans die every year every year from asbestos-related diseases. The World... (Continue)

American Heart Month: How to Recognize the Signs, Advocate Change, and Improve Heart Health for All Americans

American Heart Month: How to Recognize the Signs, Advocate Change, and Improve Heart Health for All Americans

Every 80 seconds, a person dies from heart disease and stroke. In fact, heart disease is the number 1 killer... (Continue)

Mary Tyler Moore: Actress, Activist, Author, and Producer Dies from Pneumonia Complications Age 80

Mary Tyler Moore: Actress, Activist, Author, and Producer Dies from Pneumonia Complications Age 80

It was sadly announced yesterday that Mary Tyler Moore, American television icon, passed away at age 80. Moore, who had... (Continue)

Libby, Montana Victims Finally Reach $25M Settlement for State’s Failure to Protect Them from Asbestos-Containing Vermiculite

Libby, Montana Victims Finally Reach $25M Settlement for State’s Failure to Protect Them from Asbestos-Containing Vermiculite

Nearly 100 years ago, a mine opened in Libby, Montana that produced vermiculite. This mine was later bought by W.... (Continue)

Here’s Why There Is a Problem with Trump’s Plan to ‘Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs’

Here’s Why There Is a Problem with Trump’s Plan to ‘Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs’

“Vast numbers of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania have moved to Mexico and other countries,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on August... (Continue)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Why It’s Important to Pursue Social and Economic Justice

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Why It’s Important to Pursue Social and Economic Justice

Most people know Martin Luther King Jr. for his revolutionary civil rights activism. During the 1950s and 60s he became... (Continue)

Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, and Mesothelioma: The Fate of America’s Welders, Says New Study

Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, and Mesothelioma: The Fate of America’s Welders, Says New Study

Each day of the week, about 380,000 welders across the country wake up in the early hours of the morning.... (Continue)

Asbestos Removal Projects Hit Record Numbers across the U.S., Prompting Major Spike in Asbestos-Related Disease

Asbestos Removal Projects Hit Record Numbers across the U.S., Prompting Major Spike in Asbestos-Related Disease

In 2015, registered asbestos removal projects in Massachusetts hit a record high: an increase of over 50 percent in 5... (Continue)

Lead Exposure a Persistent Problem in the U.S. – Will the CDC’s Latest Proposal Improve Public Safety?

Lead Exposure a Persistent Problem in the U.S. – Will the CDC’s Latest Proposal Improve Public Safety?

Lead exposure is not an uncommon problem in the United States. Young children, especially, are vulnerable to the toxic metal,... (Continue)

Report: Black Lung Disease Continues to Spread over America’s Coal Miner Territory

Report: Black Lung Disease Continues to Spread over America’s Coal Miner Territory

New data from a recent National Public Radio (NPR) investigation shows that Appalachian coal miners, more than ever, are suffering... (Continue)

Wreaths Across America: How to Honor U.S. Veterans This Holiday Season

Wreaths Across America: How to Honor U.S. Veterans This Holiday Season

This past week, over 1,100 wreath-laying ceremonies took place simultaneously across the United States. These ceremonies, held annually during the... (Continue)

Justin Trudeau Holds True on His Promise to Ban Asbestos in Canada – Could the U.S. Be Next?

Justin Trudeau Holds True on His Promise to Ban Asbestos in Canada – Could the U.S. Be Next?

After much legislative hemming and hawing in the Canadian parliament, Ottawa-based Science Minister Kristy Duncan announced at a press conference... (Continue)