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Partnering for Prevention: ADAO is Honored to Present at the 2019 OSHAfrica Conference in South Africa

Posted on September 2nd, 2019 This September, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will have the privilege of participating in the inaugural OSHAfrica 2019 Conference in South Africa.  This year’s speakers include impressive names such as Dr. Ivan Ivanov, World Health Organization,  Dr. Jukka Takala, ICOH, Alan Steven, IOSH, Mr. Ehi Iden, the OSHAFRICA President; and [...]

2019-09-17T21:47:30-07:00September 2nd, 2019|

ADAO 14th Congressional Staff Briefing Wrap-Up — Paving the Way to Pass Bicameral The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

2019 Congressional Staff Briefing Resources (August) Press Release: ADAO Releases Report Detailing Chlor-Alkali Industry’s Impact on Asbestos Imports and Use in America Barry Castleman, Emily Reinstein, Linda Reinstein, Bob Sussman, Mike Mattmuller, Rebecca Gibian, Harry Flores, and Dr. Raja Flores Posted on August 29, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest [...]

2019-08-29T14:29:13-07:00August 29th, 2019|

EWG Press Release: White House Aides Evacuate Over Asbestos Risks as Administration Moves To Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal

Posted on August 22, 2019 White House Aides Evacuate Over Asbestos Risks as Administration Moves To Keep Deadly Carcinogen Legal WASHINGTON=Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and other senior White House aides have vacated their West Wing offices while asbestos is removed – even as the Trump administration is manipulating a federal chemical safety law to keep [...]

2019-08-22T11:36:21-07:00August 22nd, 2019|

Press Release: Trump White House Moves to Protect Themselves from Legacy Asbestos as Trump EPA Avoids Protecting Americans 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2019 Sign and Share the Petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Urging Them to Ban Asbestos Now Without Loopholes or Exemptions  Trump White House Moves to Protect Themselves from Legacy Asbestos as Trump EPA Avoids Protecting Americans  White House to spend $250,000 to remove legacy asbestos as Trump EPA [...]

2019-08-22T11:10:23-07:00August 21st, 2019|

Why Federal Ban Asbestos Legislation is the Only Way to Stop Imports and Use || How State by State Ban Bills Fail

Posted on July 31, 2019 People are dying from asbestos-related illness, and there is no federal ban to stop it. Since 1989, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to ban the import and use of asbestos—a known carcinogen—in the United States, over one million people have died.  America needs a federal ban on imports, [...]

2019-08-05T14:48:37-07:00July 31st, 2019|

Partnering for Prevention on World Lung Cancer Day by Bev Messinger, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Posted on August 1, 2019 Today, on World Lung Cancer Day, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is collaborating with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to encourage businesses to pledge to manage harmful exposures at work.  Together, working in partnership worldwide, we can tackle lung cancers caused by exposure to carcinogens at [...]

2019-08-07T20:52:43-07:00July 31st, 2019|

ADAO Prepares for the 14th Congressional Staff Briefing on August 27 in Washington, DC

Posted on July 31, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will host our 14th Congressional Staff Briefing, “Impact of Asbestos on Public Health, Environment and Economy” in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, this will be ADAO's first non-partisan staff briefing.  The briefing will discuss increased asbestos imports, new mortality data, ongoing risk of asbestos exposure [...]

2019-08-26T12:13:09-07:00July 31st, 2019|

2019 Ban Asbestos #Message2Congress || 6-Word Quote Campaign

Posted on July 25, 2019 ADAO’s #Message2Congress campaign is underway again this year, giving you a chance to have your words delivered directly to the officials who represent you in Congress.  If you had the ear of your elected officials in Congress, what would you say about asbestos? This year, we’re launching our 12th Six-Word [...]

2019-09-04T14:18:53-07:00July 25th, 2019|

ASBESTOS DISEASE AWARENESS ORGANIZATION, et al v ANDREW WHEELER || EPA, We Will See You in Court.

Case No. 19-cv-00871-EMC Posted on July 23, 2019 EPA, We Will See You in Court. On February 18, the Asbestos Disease and Awareness Organization (ADAO), along with the American Public Health Association, Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Working Group, Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, filed suit  against the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

2019-09-04T16:35:11-07:00July 23rd, 2019|

ADAO Press Release: 18 Attorneys General Speak Out in Support of Bill to Ban Asbestos in the United States

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019 18 Attorneys General Speak Out in Support of Bill to Ban Asbestos in the United States AG Statement Comes on 30 Year Anniversary of EPA’s Failed 1989 Ban Attempt Washington, D.C. – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos caused-diseases, applauds the Attorneys [...]

2019-08-05T14:49:02-07:00July 15th, 2019|