Whole Foods Market 5% Day Benefiting Trevor’s Trek Foundation

Healthy eating is an essential aspect to quality and longevity of life.  While there might be a price difference, it is very important to eat foods free of pesticides and other chemicals.  There are nearly 5 million chemicals worldwide, 70,000 of which humans come in contact with on a daily basis.  20,000 of theses chemicals […]

EPA Agrees to Investigate Cancer Cluster in West Salem

WEST SALEM, Ore. – The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to investigate after five cases of a rare bone cancer were diagnosed in a two-square mile area here. Parents and neighbors concerned about the cancer cluster got their first chance to hear from the EPA Tuesday. But the EPA has not agreed to any testing […]

EPA Assessing Possible Salem Cancer Cluster

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting Tuesday in Salem to update the public on a preliminary assessment of four sites in west Salem connected to five cases of rare bone cancer. The four are West Salem High School, Walker Middle School, a park and a ball field. KATU […]

Youngstown Company Accused of Dumping Fracking Waste Faces Federal Charges

   By: James F. McCary, The Plain Dealer YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Federal charges are expected to be filed today against an oil and natural gas drilling company accused of dumping more than 20,000 gallons of fracking waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River on Jan. 31, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney […]

“Psychology Today” Online: Brain Cancer and Environmental Toxins

Trevor Schaefer seeks awareness and action to fight childhood “cancer clusters.” Published on December 22, 2012 by Faith Brynie, Ph.D. in Brain Sense In November of 2002, just after his thirteenth birthday, Trevor Schaefer was diagnosed with braincancer. Life was complicated at the time. His parents were going through a nasty divorce, and his crippling […]

Enviroblog: History of Trevor’s Law

By: Jason Rano, EWG Director of Government Affairs. February 5, 2013 Two years ago, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities From Disease Clusters Act, more commonly known as Trevor’s Law.  Although the full committee endorsed the […]

Is An Illness Cluster In A Minn. Suburb Killing People Before They’re 50?

Erin Brockovich will be working on a case concerning residents from a Minneapolis suburb becoming ill at a startling rate. (Photo by Radio Bilingue via Flikr) This is Part One of a MintPress series about a cluster of rare illnesses in a Minneapolis, Minn. suburb. Click here to read Part Two, and here for Part […]