Is Malibu High School’s Campus Causing Cancer? Teachers Band Together in Letter to Admins

The safety of a Southern California public school campus is under scrutiny after twenty-one teachers raised concerns about the recent cluster of cancer diagnoses, thyroid problems and other illnesses that are plaguing staff. In a letter signed by about one-third of Malibu High and Middle School’s teaching staff (the two schools share a campus in […]

Environmental Chemicals a Pregnancy Risk

WASHINGTON — From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation’s largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday. The report urges doctors to push for stricter environmental policies to better identify and reduce exposure to chemicals that prove truly risky. But it’s likely to scare […]

The Arsenic in Our Drinking Water

  The baby with the runny nose, the infant with a stubborn cough — respiratory infections in small children are a familiar family travail. Now scientists suspect that these ailments – and many others far more severe – may be linked in part to a toxic element common in drinking water. The element is naturally […]

In the Shadow of ‘Old Smokey,’ a Toxic Legacy

  When she was little, Elaine Taylor remembers rushing home whenever Old Smokey fired up. Clouds of ash from the towering trash incinerator would fill the air and settle on the ramshackle houses and the yards of the West Grove neighborhood. Her mother, who took in laundry, would be whipping sheets and shirts off the clotheslines. […]

A Quest for Even Safer Drinking Water

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — On a muggy Friday afternoon in a strip mall parking lot, as thunder echoed in the Alleghenies and cottonwood seeds floated on the breeze, Lee Stanish, 32, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Natalie Hull, 24, a lab manager, stepped out of a white van, its hood plastered […]

Childhood Cancer Through a Mother’s Eyes

The month of September marks the bittersweet end to summer; it is also a time to celebrate with Labor Day picnics and back to school shopping.  But for the past 10 years, month number nine has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  I now celebrate September because it is National Childhood Cancer Awareness […]

Brews n’ Blues at Big Al’s benefiting Trevor’s Trek Foundation!

This saturday, August 24, 2013 Big Al’s in Meridian will present the Brews n’ Blues event featuring singer/songwriter and Blues Hall of Famer Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters.  Also performing on the Harmonica will be Captain Harry Lewis from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.  Big Al’s will be donating a portion of the proceeds from […]

Crapo to Hear Public Testimony During Downwinder Movie Premier in Emmett

For years Idahoans have been fighting for compensation for those exposed to nuclear fallout from the U.S. Nuclear Arms testing in the 1950s and 1960s.  This group, known as the ‘Downwinders’ have suffered from cancer and a myriad of other illnesses related to nuclear exposure.  Senator Crapo has co-sponsored legislation four times to amend the […]

Thank you Robbie Patton, Friend and Supporter of Trevor’s Trek!

  Robbie Patton is an English singer/songwriter.  In 1979 he was selected as the opening act for a Fleetwood Mac tour.  Christine McVie with Fleetwood Mac produced both of Patton’s solo Albums.  Robbie performed a duet with Stevie Nicks on his single “Smiling Islands”.  Patton has had his compositions recorded by Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, […]

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group Gives Back

Anita Corbett is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group.  Anita recognizes the importance of Trevor’s Trek’s mission to eradicate preventable childhood cancer and other chronic illnesses in children and is donating a percentage of each closing to Trevor’s Trek Foundation!  A special thanks to Anita Corbett and Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group!