Joining the Asbestos.com team in February 2008 as a writer and editor, Michelle Whitmer has translated dense medical information into patient-friendly prose at Asbestos.com for more than six years. She focuses solely on asbestos and mesothelioma, and her articles on these topics are published in newspapers and magazines across the country. The New York Times even quoted her on the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Michelle helped Asbestos.com receive HONcode certification - a designation reserved for the Web's best sources of medical information. Her dedication to accuracy and clarity has helped the site earn praise from medical authorities like the American Lung Association and mesothelioma specialists.
Featured on podcasts and in medical publications, Michelle serves as an authority on mesothelioma and advocates for people affected by asbestos-related disease. Part of her advocacy work includes participating in Asbestos.com's monthly mesothelioma support group and answering the public's questions about asbestos exposure.
Prior to joining Asbestos.com, Michelle worked in the magazine industry for five years as a journalist and copy editor. She studied English and science while at Rollins College and graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Michelle is a certified yoga instructor, a member of the American Holistic Medical Association, and pursues ongoing education in natural medicine.
Articles by Michelle Whitmer
Asbestos and asbestos containing materials are not entirely banned in the US. Find out what common products may contain asbestos and how to...
Everyday many workers in the construction industry are exposed to asbestos. Avoiding exposure to asbestos containing material is one of the...
In the '70s and ’80s, asbestos was regularly making the news because studies were confirming the mineral’s toxicity and the effects were...
Q&A by Michelle Whitmer
If I suspect potentially dangerous asbestos exposure is occurring in my workplace, who do I report it to?
Workers can file a complaint with OSHA if they suspect asbestos is a hazard at their workplace. OSHA will investigate the complaint and...
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