Last modified: February 15, 2024
Quick Facts
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    • OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry Training
    • AHERA Asbestos Awareness Training
    • Certificates in Health Literacy Awarded by the CDC
    • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Rollins College
    • Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
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    american medical writers association
    national association of science writers
    academy of integrative health and medicine
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    • Asbestos Exposure
    • Asbestos & Talc
    • Asbestos in Makeup
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    Author Profiles:

About Michelle

Joining the team in February 2008 as a writer and editor, Michelle Whitmer has served as a writer at The Mesothelioma Center for more than 15 years. In 2022, Michelle was pivotal in launching the Community Outreach program which aims to connect patients with exceptional resources nationwide.

Her articles on asbestos, mesothelioma and integrative medicine are published in newspapers and magazines across the country. National Geographic and The New York Times quoted her on the dangers of asbestos exposure. She studied English and science at Rollins College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.

Michelle holds certificates in the OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry and AHERA Asbestos Awareness in schools. She provides presentations and educational materials on these topics and more including asbestos in talc and makeup.

Michelle received several certificates in health writing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2010.

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  • Wow! You are an amazing listener. It really captures my whole story to this point. Thank you so much! It’s so neat to hear my journey from an external source. You did a wonderful job of taking our giant conversation and turning it into my story. Well done.
    Mesothelioma survivor
  • Thank you so much, the article was beautiful! May God bless each of you! My prayers are that you will continue to inform and help others with their fight with asbestos.