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ADAO Applauds Assembly Committee on Natural Resources for Passing Resolution to Repeal the Designation of Asbestos Laden Serpentine as the California State Rock

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds both Senator Gloria Romero for authoring SB 624 and the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources for passing this legislation to remove serpentine, the host rock of asbestos, as California’s official state rock, supporting the eradication of asbestos to promote public health. “ADAO dedicates our efforts on this campaign

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Experts Urge Canada to Change Deadly Asbestos Policy

World renowned experts, asbestos victims, labour, political leaders, academic researchers and health care providers will gather on Parliament Hill on May 12 to demand that Canada change its shameful course on asbestos, at a 11 a.m. press conference and subsequent rally. They will also call for just transition policies for communities relying on this industry.

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ADAO Praises Senate for Passage of Sixth Annual Resolution that Establishes “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds the United State Senate for the passage of S.RES.427, a resolution that declares the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” and urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans of the severe

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Statement of Lisa P. Jackson Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Legislative Hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works December 2, 2009

Chairman Lautenberg, Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Inhofe and other members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak about how we can improve our framework for assessing and managing chemical risks. Understandably, the public is turning to government for assurance that chemicals that are ubiquitous in our economy, our environment and our bodies

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ADAO Encouraged by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee’s Hearing on “Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination”

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) today announced that it is encouraged by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection’s Hearing on “Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination”. The hearing examined the options for prioritizing chemicals for safety determinations in the event that the Committee amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Applauds American Public Health Association’s Call for Ban on Asbestos, Annual Warnings for Workers in High-Risk Occupations

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the American Public Health Association (APHA), the largest and most diverse public health organization in the world. APHA adopted a resolution calling on Congress to pass legislation banning the manufacture, sale, export, or import of asbestos containing products including products in which asbestos is a contaminant. Asbestos, a

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ADAO Celebrates Introduction of Fifth Annual Senate Resolution that Establishes “National Asbestos Awareness Week”; Senator Max Baucus Praised for Leadership in Introducing Resolution that Increases Awareness of Asbestos Dangers

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the leading organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today celebrates the introduction of S.RES.57, a resolution that declares the first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" and urges the Surgeon General to warn and educate Americans on the severe hazards of asbestos exposure. ADAO praises

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Awards Leading Voices In Asbestos Awareness Top Honors

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced several award winners for their outstanding work and dedication to asbestos awareness related activities. The winners will receive their awards on the Fifth Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference scheduled for March 27 – 29 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in California. The award honorees are as follows: U.S.

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ADAO Applauds U.S. House of Representatives for Introducing Landmark Bill to Ban Asbestos in America and Protect Public Health

H.R. 6903, the "Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2008" Will Play a Pivotal Role in Eliminating Asbestos Disease and Future Exposures The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest organization in the United States dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives and

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Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) highlights need for asbestos ban

Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee organized a briefing for key staff members of the House, on the critical need for legislation to ban asbestos. Date: Monday, May 19th at 2 PM Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2218 About: List of discussants includes Mary Hesdorffer, a

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MN Iron Range Miners’ Mesothelioma Study Finally Finds Funding

A study on the Iron Range miners who have fallen victim to mesothelioma has finally passed the Minnesota House of Representatives. Initially held up by a disagreement on where funding would come from, the Senate passed the bill Monday by unanimous vote. Funding to cover the $4.9 million research study will come from a state

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Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Supports Legislation to Totally Ban Asbestos

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute unanimously supports a complete ban on asbestos-containing products and adequate funding for research on asbestos-related diseases. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce's draft bill, currently referred to as the "committee print," is the best vehicle to address a true ban and provide meaningful funding. Public health concerns

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ADAO Applauds the United States Senate for Passing a Resolution to Establish "National Asbestos Awareness Week"; Resolution Furthers Education and Awareness of Asbestos Dangers

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds the United States Senate for passing a resolution that would designate the first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week." In particular, ADAO praises Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) for sponsoring the resolution and additional cosponsors

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Illinois AG Madigan Alleges Asbestos Violations During Bloomington Renovation Project

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Bloomington building owner and his tenant broke the law when they did not use a licensed asbestos contractor to properly remove asbestos-containing materials during a major renovation project in 2006. The complaint, filed in McLean County Circuit Court, also alleges that the defendants

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Canadian government challenged for its “shameful asbestos policy”

A number of environment, health and labour groups are challenging the Canadian government to stop promoting the interests of the asbestos industry and instead help the growing number of Canadians who are suffering and dying from asbestos-related disease. “It is particularly heartless that the Canadian government, which put asbestos-contaminated Zonolite insulation in the houses of

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