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“I Once had it All, Now I am so Lost” – Wayne’s Story

February 13, 2015 by admin
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Posted on February 13 , 2015 We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the “Share Your Story” feature on our […]

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization: Top Five Asbestos Facts

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Posted on February 13, 2015 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization: Asbestos Timeline FACT 1:  Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. FACT 2:  Only 55 countries have banned asbestos. The United States and Canada are the only two industrial western nations not to ban asbestos. FACT 3:  Top 4 asbestos producers […]

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ACTION ALERT: West Virginia Senate Trying to Eliminate Asbestos Victims’ Rights

February 12, 2015 by admin
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Posted on February 12 2015 West Virginia is yet another state working to pass state legislation that eliminates asbestos victims’ rights. Asbestos victims are seeking truth and justice, but they are not finding it in in West Virginia S.B. 411. West Virginians suffer some of the worst asbestos exposure with the fourth-highest age-adjusted mesothelioma death rate. Mesothelioma, a […]

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GUEST BLOG: “Asbestos Is a Bigger Problem than Most Have Estimated” – Dr. Jukka Takala

February 11, 2015 by admin
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Posted on February 11, 2015 Dr. Jukka Takala is a senior consultant at the Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSH) and Adjunct Professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He is a world renowned doctor with over 40 years of experience in occupational safety. Prior to joining the WSH Institute, he was the Director of […]

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Meet the 2015 ADAO Conference Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jorma Rantanen and Susan Vento

February 09, 2015 by admin
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11th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference Where Knowledge and Action Unite April 17 – 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. 2015 Conference Info |  2005 – 2014 Conferences Infographic |  Registration | Events | Agenda | Awards Dinner | Honorees | Speakers | Speaker Information | Family Tour | Sponsors | Brunch | Media | Tributes    Posted on February 9, 2015 The […]

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Heather Von St. James Organized Another Inspirational Lungleavin Day Celebration

February 08, 2015 by admin
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Donate to Lungleavin Day or purchase t-shirts via PayPal.  Proceeds will benefit ADAO and MARF. Posted on February 8, 2015 Heather Von St. James, inspirational Mesothelioma Warrior, friend, and ADAO supporter, hosted the Lungleavin Day Celebration on February 7!  The event, which she and her family have coordinated over the last 9 years, since she was diagnosed […]

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ACTION ALERT: Call Your Congressional Representative to STOP THE So-Called Asbestos FACT ACT!

February 06, 2015 by admin
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ADAO NO FACT Act  Infographic Posted on February 6, 2015 ADAO needs your HELP today! Please call your U.S. House Representatives today, Monday, and Tuesday urging them to vote NO on “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act” (H.R. 526). Why? Because the FACT Act is designed to make it even more difficult for asbestos victims to […]

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ADAO Agrees with Congressman Johnson: The FACT Act (H.R. 526) is “morally reprehensible”

February 04, 2015 by admin
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ADAO NO FACT Act  Infographic January 28, 2015: ADAO Letter of Opposition to the FACT Act Posted on November 12, 2013: ADAO Brings the “Voice of the Victims” to the House Staff Briefing in Opposition of the FACT Act Posted on May 21, 2014: ACTION ALERT — Stop the FACT Act! URGE Your U.S. Senators to Oppose […]

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ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference Scholarship Applications Now Available!

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11th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness Conference “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” April 17 – 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. 2015 Conference Info |  2005 – 2014 Conferences Infographic |  Registration | Events | Agenda |Awards Dinner | Honorees | Speakers | Speaker Information | Family Tour | Sponsors | Brunch |Media Posted on February 4, 2015 ADAO is excited to announce […]

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ADAO Presents at 2015 World Asbestos Conference: “Global Asbestos Challenges and Progress in the 21st Century”

February 03, 2015 by admin
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ADAO Blog: January 8, 2015: Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is Pleased to Support the 2nd World Asbestos Congress in Pakistan The International News: February 2, 2014 Banned across the world, asbestos continues to plague Pakistan ADAO Blog: January 15, 2014: The Ahmed Family: Bringing Asbestos Awareness and Action to Pakistan The International News:  July 12, 2013 Two million […]

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