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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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U.S. Labor Department’s MSHA publishes final asbestos exposure rule; Regulation reduces general permissible exposure limit to 1/20th of previous level

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register that revises MSHA’s existing health standards for asbestos exposure at metal and nonmetal mines, surface coal mines and surface areas of underground coal mines. Exposure to asbestos has been associated with lung cancer, mesothelioma and

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EWG Applauds Today's Action by House Panel on Landmark Asbestos Legislation

Legislation before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials would go a long way toward ending the scourge of asbestos disease and mortality in the U.S. by effectively banning most uses of the cancer causing material. "We applaud this Committee's efforts to ban asbestos. If this bill passes, it will mark

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Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group Urges Congress to Partner with Them and Support Funding Provisions in Asbestos Ban Legislation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is urging Members of Congress to pass Representative Betty L. McCollum’s (D-Minnesota) "Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act" (HR 3339) and work with the Senate to get a bill to the President’s desk for his signature during this Congressional session. Today at 12:30 PM EST the

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Tell Congress to Ban Asbestos

Petition Demands Congress to Totally Ban Asbestos in Industrial Materials, Consumer Products and Toys Please sign the petition to totally ban asbestos. 1989 asbestos ban overturned Scientists agree that asbestos causes cancer and other deadly diseases, that thousands of Americans die each year from asbestos-related diseases, and there's no known safe level of exposure to

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Sen. Murray’s Asbestos Ban Passes Senate

Today, the United States Senate unanimously passed Senator Patty Murray’s bill to ban asbestos, bringing the legislation closer to enactment than at any point since Murray launched her effort to protect families and workers six years ago. Murray worked closely with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Environment and Public Works Chairman Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

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Environmental Working Group Applauds Senate Panel’s Passage of Landmark Asbestos Legislation

Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director Richard Wiles issued the following statement today applauding the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for adopting landmark asbestos legislation. The bill would ban the importation, manufacturing and distribution of virtually all products containing asbestos. "Senator Murray, Chairman Boxer and the Senate committee sent a clear message that asbestos

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Research Group Applauds Progress on Ban Asbestos Legislation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation commended Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, under the direction of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), for approving the Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007. The bill was introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in March, and now with the Committee’s approval, it will proceed to the

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"Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act" honors former MN Congressman, ends use of deadly substance, invests in health care for victims

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) has introduced the Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2007 (H.R. 3339), which will finally ban asbestos in the United States and expand prevention, research, and treatment for asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. "It's long past time that our country banned asbestos," McCollum said. "After decades of widespread and

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ADAO Applauds Unanimous Passage of Senator Patty Murray's Ban Asbestos in America Act by U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, yesterday praised the passage of Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)'s Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007 by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The bill was unanimously voted out of Committee and will now move

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ADAO Leadership Testified Before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works as Part of Expert Panel on Effects of Asbestos

Leading members of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, testified this past June 12 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) as part of an expert panel during a hearing entitled: "An Examination of the Health Effects of Asbestos and

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ADAO Applauds Senate for Passage of "National Asbestos Awareness Week"; Legislation Promotes Increased Awareness of the Dangers of Asbestos

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds the United States Senate for designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” In particular, ADAO praises Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and additional cosponsors and key supporters of S.RES.108 including: Senator John Cornyn

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Applauds Senator Patty Murray for Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007: Important Legislation Will Expand Treatment Options for Asbestos-Related Diseases and Raise Public Awareness about its Dangers

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) for the Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007. The bill is an effort to ban all production and use of asbestos in America, launch public education campaigns to raise awareness about

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Last update: April 01, 2019. 03:30:08 pm.