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Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26, 2018

Mesothelioma Awareness Day will once again take place on September 26, marking 15 consecutive years of awareness aimed to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation, the event eventually received recognition by the House and U.S. Senate making it a national event

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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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EPA Proposes New Rules For Asbestos; Anti-Asbestos Advocates Concerned

In June 2016, former President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act as an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and since then, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been moving forward in naming asbestos – as well as nine other chemicals – as toxic substances that

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Asbestos Exposure Documentary Makes Debut At International Film Festival

Last weekend at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, a 75- minute documentary about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma made its world debut, highlighting the aggressive and often fatal diseases associated with asbestos exposure, and how it has affected so many lives.  After mesothelioma claimed the life of their grandmother in 2012, cousins Conor Lewis

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2017

Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which takes place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, aims to educate and inform society about the deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and how funding is a critical component in mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation and eventually became National Mesothelioma Awareness Day as proclaimed

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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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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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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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Asbestos Infographic highlights dangers and risks

Thank you Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization for creating this informative tool!  

Asbestos, a known killer, continues to wreak havoc with no end in sight

Imagine a group of murderers, terrorizing the world under the guise of protecting our safety. After thousands of unnecessary deaths, someone finally stands up to the killers and sends all but one to jail. Why leave this one free? Certain people claim he’s less dangerous than his associates. He really does protect us and is

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Tenth Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference begins today

An annual conference is held in Washington, D.C., as part of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, featuring medical professionals, survivors and advocates sharing about advancements and personal struggles. For 10 years, more than 70 speakers and honorees have participated in the three-day event. Many are honored for their dedication to advancing awareness, their constant battle for

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Asbestos organization fights to ban the fibrous carcinogen

Ten years ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) expanded their reach by making the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week. Soon after, other countries suffering from the carcinogen’s deadly effects joined and transformed the week into a global occasion. The ADAO started in 2004 to provide a voice for victims of asbestos

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization celebrates tenth annual week

Ten years ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) expanded their reach by making the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week. Soon after, other countries suffering from the carcinogen’s deadly effects joined and transformed the week into a global occasion. The ADAO started in 2004 to provide a voice for victims of asbestos

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ADAO Fact #7: Asbestos fibers can be nearly 700 times smaller than human hair and are odorless, tasteless, indestructible fibers that can remain suspended in the air for seconds

The ADAO’s "7 Facts for 7 Days" campaign today shares: "Asbestos fibers can be nearly 700 times smaller than human hair and are odorless, tasteless, indestructible fibers that can remain suspended in the air for seconds." The tiny size of asbestos fibers means that many who worked with or near asbestos, had no idea they

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ADAO Fact #6: Chrysotile asbestos accounts for nearly 95% of asbestos mined and exported today. In 2012, the top four asbestos producing countries were Russia, China, Brazil, and Kazakhstan

The ADAO’s "7 Facts for 7 Days" campaign today shares: "Chrysotile asbestos accounts for nearly 95% of asbestos mined and exported today. In 2012, the top four asbestos producing countries were Russia, China, Brazil, and Kazakhstan." The amount of asbestos imported into the US peaked in 1973. Despite sharp declines in the important of asbestos,

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