World No Tobacco Day: May 31st 2013

World No Tobacco Day This Friday, May 31 2013, is World No Tobacco Day. It is an annual event when WHO and partners gather to advocate effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption by emphasizing the health risks attached to tobacco use.  According to WHO, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which 10%

Does asbestos harm the environment?

In our last CCSN article, my colleague Tim Povtak wrote about the damage that asbestos can do to your body. Today, Jackie kindly opened the floor for me to discuss the damage it can do to the earth. It’s ironic to think that a mineral that originates in the earth could actually end up hurting it. But that’s exactly the case with asbestos. The naturally