Asbestos Awareness Week

I’ve been asked to share the link to this site about asbestos and mesothelioma.  Dying to Be Heard explains how asbestos causes mesothelioma, a cancer which is quickly fatal in most people, and tells one survivor’s story.  It also explains how to find out whether you are being exposed to asbestos and what to do about it.  Many Americans think of asbestos as something that was banned decades ago, but in fact it’s still legal and is still used in some products–just not as many as it used to be.  This site tells you how to recognize those products and choose alternatives.

Asbestos is just one example of a substance that was thought to be safe and was widely used until health problems appeared long after exposure.  It’s a great reminder of why we need to be cautious about using new substances.  Check out Our Stolen Future for the latest findings about chemicals that disrupt the human endocrine system (glands and hormones) causing birth defects, cancers, and other health problems.

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