“In 2011/12 one of our main focuses was to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos. Mavis Nye is living with the chest cancer mesothelioma. She knows only too well about the health risks posed by asbestos. We want to prevent lung disease in the first place, so we campaign for positive change in the nation's lung health." ~ British Lung Foundation
Her interest in human rights and labor issues in Bangladesh led Taslima Akhter to photography. This week, as she has four times before, she raced to a factory fire that killed workers left with no way out.
NEW YORK -- A month after Sandy's floodwaters swept up his block, punched a hole in his foundation and drowned his furnace, John Frawley still has no electricity or heat in his dilapidated home on the Rockaway seashore.
Built of reinforced concrete and covering more than 3 million square feet, the Packard Plant has become a dumping ground for household waste, cars, boats, mattresses, spray-paint cans and other debris.
A smart editorial in Nature this week (Nov 29, 2012), one of the top scientific journals in the world, criticizes the U.S. National Breast Cancer Coalition for setting an unrealistic and unscientific public promise to beat breast cancer by 2020....
NYCOSH Session Protecting Workers, Volunteers and Residents: Health and Safety and Wage-and-Hour Issues in Sandy Clean-Up Efforts
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Hurricane Sandy clean-up work has begun. Workers and volunteers
may not be receiving the training nor the personal protective equipment they need to perform these tasks safely. Similar concerns exist for residents who may be exposed to unsafe and unhealthy conditions during clean-up activities in their homes and neighborhoods. Some workers are also experiencing problems with pay and wages.
To register, please complete the form below and fax to NYCOSH (212-227-9854). Rockaways - Hurricane Sandy News
Extra hands hired off the street are being sent into mold-infested, storm-damaged basements in public housing to clean with highly toxic chemicals but without proper equipment, gear or training, the Daily News has learned.
Citing inadequate control over environmental hazards following 9/11, a NY congressman is urging the EPA and Federal Emergency Management Agency to take an active role in making sure people cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy stay safe.
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