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AthensOhioToday.Com: Athens Nurse Joins Fight Against Toxic Chemicals
June 5, 2012, 9:34 am
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Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:00 am

By SARA BRUMFIELD Messenger staff journalist

Lauren Mente — an Athens mom, nurse and Ohio University nursing graduate student — joined hundreds of other moms, cancer survivors and nurses in Washington, D.C., last week as part of the National Stroller Brigade to support the Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that would overhaul current toxic chemical laws.

Mente, who has a 3-year-old son, said she has been concerned about the increasing rates of childhood diseases such as asthma and cancer, as well as children with learning disabilities, and believes those increases may be tied to the thousands of different chemicals used in American products.

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