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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 The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 needed a comprehensive reform, as it is grossly outdated and fails to protect many Americans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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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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Last update: April 01, 2019. 03:30:08 pm.