In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19 as National Aviation Day. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who was the pilot of the Wright Flyer, and the first person to fly a plane with aircraft controls that allowed him to steer the plane manually.
The Coast Guard Celebrates its 232nd Birthday
Every year on August 4th, the U.S Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The day commemorates the military organization for its dedication and discipline to American’s safety and wellbeing.
August 1st – World Lung Cancer Day
August 1st is recognized globally as World Lung Cancer Day. The day is centered around urging the public to learn about the risk factors for the disease and highlighting the importance of early detection through regular lung cancer screenings. While lung cancer has many risk factors, asbestos exposure is one potential cause of disease.
69 years since the end of the Korean War
July 27, 2022, marks 69 years since the end of the Korean War.
Safety First – Owning, Maintaining, and Operating Boats
Michigan has been nicknamed “the great lakes state” and it certainly lives up to the name with over 11,000 inland lakes across the mitten. Summer in Michigan often brings hot, sunny weather and cooling off by the water has been a favorite summer-time activity for many Michiganders.
Happy Fourth of July
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. While the holiday is a day to celebrate patriotism and independence, pyrotechnics and viewers wait in excitement for dark to fall for the real show to begin. Historians believe that fireworks were originally created in the second century B.C. in China. Ancient Chinese people believed that firecrackers would ward off evil spirits.
It’s Hot to Stay Cool: Enjoying the Summer Sun and Celebrating UV Awareness Month
June 21st was the official start of summer! Summer in Michigan is celebrated for the hot weather and sunny days, but with it comes an increased worry for sun damage to the hair, eyes, and skin. July is UV Safety Awareness Month – a time to place emphasis on the importance of protecting our bodies from UV (ultraviolet) rays.
Roundup - The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal
The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.
The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed cancer from using Roundup for decades to treat poison oak, overgrowth and weeds on his San Francisco Bay Area property. Hardeman's lawsuit had served as a test case for thousands of similar lawsuits.
Thank You, Dad – A Tribute to Those Who Have Loved and Cared for a Father with Mesothelioma
There is so much to learn from our parents. From learning how to walk, how to ride a bike, or even how to change a part on a car, parents are a source of knowledge that children can discover and grow from. When a family member is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it doesn’t just affect the patient.
Juneteenth: Looking Back & Facing Challenges - Celebrating African-American History While Also Recognizing Existing Health Disparities Among People of Color
June 19th marks a federally celebrated holiday known as Juneteenth National Independence Day. Also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Black Independence Day, the holiday is a commemoration of the emancipation of African-American slaves. The holiday has been celebrated across the United States since 1865 and was officially marked as a federal holiday by President Biden in June 2021.