Jackie Clark is Community Program Coordinator of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. She joined MCA in 2009 as research assistant after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in fitness and nutrition. Jackie’s experience in technical and medical research has allowed her to assist in the development of medical content and outreach efforts with specializations in alternative care, cancer support programs, and social media campaigns. In her spare time, Jackie has become involved in numerous community charity efforts locally. In addition to helping raise money and donating her time to help those in need, Jackie’s role as Community Program Coordinator which includes MCA’s Advocate of the Month program.
Asbestos is a long, thin, fibrous mineral made of up of microscopic crystals. There are six different types that are split up into two different groups: serpentine or amphibole. Serpentine asbestos is classified by its layered structure and curly fibers. One particular type of serpentine asbestos – chrysotile – is most commonly found in building materials throughout the United States.