The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Praises Senator Baucus for Introducing the Ninth Annual Resolution Establishing “National Asbestos Awareness Week”
2013 Asbestos Awareness Week Gains National Momentum
Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2013 – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines 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 again introducing Senate Resolution 66 designating the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” that seeks to “raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure.”
“ADAO applauds the U.S. Senate for its introduction of the Ninth Annual Resolution recognizing National Asbestos Awareness Week,” said Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. “As a mesothelioma widow, it is still shocking to me that most Americans are unaware that asbestos has not been banned and exposure continues at home, work, and in our children’s schools. Since 2005, educational collaborative efforts have increased, as prevention remains the only cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases. We know education saves dollars and lives and ADAO looks forward to the U.S. Senate unanimously passing this important Resolution designating April 1 – 7 to be a week of awareness to protect families throughout the nation.”
“Sadly, we do not have a cure for cancers caused by asbestos, but they are preventable. Asbestos Awareness Week promotes saving lives through prevention. On behalf of ADAO, thank you Senator Baucus, and your supporters Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for helping us save lives through designating a week for asbestos disease awareness to remind the American public that asbestos-related diseases still occur but that the good news is they can be prevented,” said Dr. Richard A. Lemen, ADAO Science Advisory Co-Chair and retired Assistant Surgeon General.
Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and exposure can cause mesothelioma, lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal and ovarian cancers, as well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. The World Health Organization estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease – equaling 300 deaths per day.
ADAO will hold its Ninth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference on March 23 in Washington, D.C. To register for ADAO’s 2013 conference, visit the following link: http://bit.ly/Svdp0c
About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.
U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolutions
- 2012 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2011 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2010 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2009 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2008 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2007 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2006 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here
- 2005 U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolution (PDF) – Click Here