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Asbestos Related Deaths Reportedly Double Previous Estimations In the United States

Since the dangers of asbestos exposure began to come to light over 40 years ago, regulations have been implemented to ban asbestos in most household products and to severely limit asbestos exposure in the workplace. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other life-threatening diseases, and these regulations not only

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is the second most leading cause of death in the United States affecting over 500,000 people. However, is estimated that 1/3 of all cancers could be prevented through daily activities such as eating healthy, exercising, or simply applying sunscreen on a sunny day.  Cancers caused by asbestos exposure are life-threatening, but perhaps the most

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National Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2017

On March 29, 2017 the U.S. Senate passed S. Res.98; a resolution designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” in an attempt to warn and educate the public about asbestos exposure and its deadly health effects. Despite it being a known carcinogen and its ban in many countries, it is not

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Call Your State Senators to Oppose the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act

A new bill was approved by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that could damage the asbestos claims process and prevent victims of asbestos-related diseases from ever seeing any sort of monetary compensation before they pass. The legislation is “H.R. 906” and is referred to as the “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act.” If this bill is

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The Introduction of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, S.3427

The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016 S.3427 was introduced to the Senate on September 28, 2016. Supported by Senator Barbara Boxer, this bill was read and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Its purpose is to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to potentially have asbestos banned in

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New Law Could Ban Asbestos in United States

There have been some exciting new developments with regards to the country’s Chemical Safety Regulations. Asbestos, the known carcinogen once used as a flame retardant and in insulation could possibly be banned in the United States, under new laws and regulations from Congress.  While The Chemical Safety regulations that have been implemented in this country

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Choosing a mesothelioma attorney

It’s likely at some point in your life you’ve seen a mesothelioma commercial. Attorneys attempt to reach victims of asbestos exposure through visuals, large text and repeating messages. The goal is to deliver the message quickly and effectively for retention. While occasionally mocked, law firms have a reason for such tactics. Once diagnosed, mesothelioma patients

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Asbestos: Past risk or future threat?

Most people never think or worry about asbestos. Once deemed a miracle fiber, the substance’s use was largely eradicated after OSHA came into existence. What many don’t realize is the lasting effects of the carcinogen. At one time before the dangers were realized, asbestos appeared in a variety of manufactured items, from insulation to clothing. Exposure occurred

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Yale won’t revoke honorary degree from a man who caused an asbestos environmental disaster

In 1996, Yale awarded Stephan Schmidheiny an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his work in promoting stewardship for the environment. Many praised Schmidheiny based on his efforts to protect the planet and even referred to him as the Bill Gates of Switzerland. A verdict received in 2012 changed the public’s perception of this former

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ADAO Fact #5: The World Health Organization estimates that 107,000 workers die annually from exposure to asbestos

The ADAO’s "7 Facts for 7 Days" campaign today shares: "The World Health Organization estimates that 107,000 workers die annually from exposure to asbestos." Thie fact is made all the more stark when you note that the WHO is only taking into account asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis in these estimates. From the "Asbestos:

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ADAO Fact #2: 55 countries have banned asbestos, but the U.S. and Canada have not. In 2012 alone, the U.S. imported over 1,000 tons of asbestos.

The ADAO’s "7 Facts for 7 Days" campaign today shares: "55 countries have banned asbestos, but the U.S. and Canada have not. In 2012 alone, the U.S. imported over 1,000 tons of asbestos." The European Union, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are among the 55 countries that have banned asbestos. More than a decade ago,

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Asbestos Update: Removals, Bribes, and Encapsulation

Asbestos removed from Hackettstown, Union Township schools without license, police say A Middlesex County man was arrested Thursday on charges he released asbestos into a New Jersey day care and nine homes and removed the cancer-causing substance from Hackettstown and Union Township schools without a license, authorities said…. Authorities allege that from April 2011 to

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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

"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

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Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Grows into a Global Asbestos Awareness Week

For more than a hundred years, knowledge of asbestos’ risks has been well documented. However, despite the seemingly widespread understanding that asbestos exposure kills, it was only seven years ago, on April 1, 2005 that the first "National Asbestos Awareness Day" was held. Perhaps even more amazing is the comparatively short chain of events starting,

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ADAO Praises Senate for Introduction of Seventh Annual Resolution that Establishes “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), combining education, advocacy and community as the leading U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and cosponsors for introducing a resolution that declares the first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" and seeks to "raise public awareness about the

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Last update: March 06, 2014. 08:41:31 pm.