ADAO Applauds Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for the Passage of the Safer Chemicals Act of 2012
Friday, July 27th, 2012.
"The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) for their commitment and leadership on the Safer Chemicals Act of 2012 (S.847).
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 needed a comprehensive reform, as it is grossly outdated and fails to protect many Americans from 85,000 toxic chemicals. Asbestos claims the lives of nearly 10,000 Americans every year and has not been banned in the United States.
For more than nine years, ADAO has been working to advance legislation that prevents consumer, environmental, and occupational asbestos-caused diseases. We are extremely pleased with the adoption of the Lautenberg Amendment which designates asbestos as a substance of ‘very high concern,’ for which EPA must quickly require exposure reduction measures.
The facts are irrefutable, asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. ADAO looks forward to working with both sides of the isle to pass the Safer Chemicals Act of 2012 (S.847) and start saving lives."
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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org .
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