The Wilderness Between Love and Loss

November 6, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

The loss of her aunt and uncle converged upon Victoria Bennett, an award-winning poet, author, and founder of the Wild Woman Press in the U.K., pushing her toward the eventual devastating reality of losing her mother, Maureen. Bennett had become painfully familiar with the finality of death. Seven years before she lost her mom, Bennett’s eldest sister…

Here’s what you should know about asbestos in your home

July 9, 2020 By Melissa Soria

You probably don’t think about asbestos exposure very often. The EPA banned its use in 1989, and after all the news articles about how asbestos causes cancer and mesothelioma, who would want to use it at all? But the ban was removed a few years later, and while contractors virtually never use asbestos in residential…

Health Experts Criticize EPA’s Asbestos Evaluation

June 4, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Doctors, scientists and occupational health experts from across the country are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent asbestos draft risk evaluation. At a virtual press conference arranged by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization last week, speakers labeled the asbestos evaluation inadequate and in need of serious revision. The year-long evaluation was required as part of the Frank…

BMJ Case Report Study

January 27, 2020 By Melissa Soria

According to a new study by the BMJ Case Reports, any length or type of exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma. No matter if you were exposed to a low quantity or just one instance of exposure, you could be at risk. The study analyzed the case of a pleural mesothelioma patient who had “remote, short-term asbestos…