Filmmaker Ken Burns eyes Clyde Cancer Cluster

  Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is training his lens on the cancer cluster in eastern Sandusky County and the Clyde area, raising hope that he’ll raise awareness of the effect of the cancers on local families. Burns is not the director of “CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a planned six-hour, three-episode public television miniseries scheduled […]

Argentinians protest Monsanto as pesticide usage increases rates of birth defects and cancer

Ever since the biotechnology industry first made inroads into South America back in the 1990s, rates of birth defects, cancer and other illnesses have steadily increased, a direct result of pesticides and herbicides being sprayed near residential areas. And one group of mothers from Argentina, known as “Mothers of Ituzaingo,” is demanding that the industry’s […]

Suits claim Love Canal still oozing 35 years later

By CAROLYN THOMPSON — Associated Press NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Thirty-five years after Love Canal’s oozing toxic waste scared away a neighborhood and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe, history could be repeating itself. New residents, attracted by promises of cleaned-up land and affordable homes, say in lawsuits that they are being sickened by the same buried […]

Over the Edge for brain cancer research wraps up

The ‘Over the Edge’ event for brain cancer research wrapped up this weekend in San Diego.  It has been an incredible experience for us.  We made many great friends and connected with old ones.  Team McGraw powered by Trevor’s Trek exceeded their fundraising goal with a total of $23,477 raised for brain cancer research.  We […]

Brain cells use sleep time to ‘flush out’ toxins, restoring healthy brain function

A healthy brain requires plenty of restful sleep, not only to support proper memory retention but also for physical maintenance and detoxification purposes. And new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health further reinforces these latter points, having found that getting a good night’s rest is absolutely vital for brain cells to fully […]

One-of-a-kind Items to Support Team Mcgraw Powered by Trevor’s Trek

With less than three weeks until our ‘Over the Edge’ event, Team McGraw powered by Trevor’s Trek has created an online page with unique, one of a kind items available for purchase to continue to generate funds for brain cancer research.  Items include a Tug McGraw autographed “Ya Gotta Believe” baseball cap and invite to […]

Argentines Link Health Problems to Agrochemicals

BASAVILBASO, ARGENTINA — Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi wasn’t trained to use protective gear as he pumped pesticides into crop dusters. Now at 47, he’s a living skeleton. Schoolteacher Andrea Druetta lives in a town where it’s illegal to spray agrochemicals within 500 meters (550 yards) of homes, and yet soy is planted just 30 meters (33 […]

Trevor’s Trek Honors Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the Tug McGraw Foundation

    Cancer, the word brings fear, panic and chaos to the majority of individuals who are unfortunate enough to cross paths with it. My name is Trevor Schaefer. In November of 2002 at the age of 13 I heard three words no child ever wants to hear; “you have cancer”. My body went numb; […]

Toxic Chemical Reform: Senate Hearing Investigates How to Fix Broken Chemical Safety System

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee convened a hearing today called “Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats,” with  panels of experts addressing the need to reform the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Coming Clean environmental health participants comment: “Thanks to Senator Barbara Boxer for convening this hearing and taking the lead on […]

Another reason to enact Senate Bill 50 – Panic in paradise: Malibu high school community shaken by cancer fears

It seemed as if poison and panic had seeped into paradise. “My children are terrified,” Beth Lucas told a hushed auditorium of about 300 parents. “Raise your hands if your kids have had migraines.” A pause, then dozens of hands went up. Everyone looked at each other. Eyes widened. “Oh my God,” murmured a voice. […]