Posted on November 11, 2018
Today, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) joins the nation as we salute the brave men and women who have and continue to defend our freedom by serving in the United States Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
However, we must also remember the veterans who lost their lives to asbestos-caused diseases as a result of being exposed to asbestos during their service.
But asbestos makes no distinction between a uniform and civilian clothing. Every year, 40,000 Americans die from mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other preventable diseases caused by this killer mineral.
ADAO has long stated that the only way to prevent exposure to asbestos is a no-loophole, zero exemptions ban in its use and import. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, currently pending in both houses, does just that.
Let us renew our commitment to ending the deadly legacy of asbestos through education, advocacy, and community.
Congress, are you listening? Ban asbestos now.