Asbestos Awareness Observed

The non-profit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicated April 1-7 to spreading the word about the dangers of asbestos exposure through a Global Asbestos Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.” Why is there a week dedicated to asbestos awareness? Deaths from asbestos are preventable with a ban on use and widespread […]

Long Awaited U.S. Asbestos Ban Now Uncertain

Whether the EPA, under the Trump administration, will ultimately issue an asbestos ban is a question many scientists, consumer health advocates, and families of asbestos victims are closely watching. Just last summer, a bipartisan amendment to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) was heralded as giving the EPA the enforcement teeth to finally ban asbestos. […]

Canada Announced Asbestos Ban – Finally!

Though it has been a long fight, the government of Canada announced a ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products to be instituted in 2018. A long history of mining asbestos Throughout many decades, asbestos was mined, exported, and used by Canadians. In 2012, the last Canadian asbestos mine was closed in Quebec – a province […]

Do You Have A Dream?

Today we commemorate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., who nonviolently protested racial discrimination in federal and state laws. After 15 years of debate, President Ronald Reagan signed a law in 1983 creating a holiday to honor Dr. King. It is observed on the third Monday of January to be close to King’s January […]

Guidelines Developing to Discourage Driver Distraction Using Mobile Device Apps

In the past two years, fatalities linked to driver distraction while using smartphones have increased significantly. To limit this distraction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued voluntary guidelines to app developers. These guidelines could have a driver mode, similar to airplane mode that would modify or block apps and features known to divert […]

Thanksgiving 2016

Throughout the centuries, people celebrated successful harvests all over the world. The celebration in North America started early in colonization as gratefulness for arriving and surviving the long voyage and harsh conditions they met in the New World. Today, most American celebrations have grown to focus on family. It begins a season of gathering with […]