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May 2015 Archives

If More Congressional Representatives Developed Mesothelioma?

"If more congressional representatives developed mesothelioma, maybe Congress would be more sympathetic to the concerns of the victims of asbestos-related illnesses, like mesothelioma," Susan Vento, the wife of the late Rep. Bruce Vento, writes in opposition to an Orwellian-titled bill currently working through the Congress. The bill is the Furthering...

Tell Congress You Oppose These Two Bills!

We've been checking in with some recent bills passing through Congress as they make their way to the House of Representatives, but the time to take action is NOW! The markups of the Furthering Asbestos Awareness Transparency (FACT) Act and the TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) Modification Act are set to...

We Only See What We Are Looking For, Pt. 1

It is more than a little ironic that someone would have to move into Libby, Montana, the Superfund site and location of a vermiculite mine that contained asbestos, and which contaminated much of the town and its people, in order to be diagnosed with asbestos scaring of your lungs. Such...