Posted on November 5, 2014
As the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) moves forward with our advocacy efforts in in Washington, DC, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization congratulates the Members of Congress who have and who will continue to serve our county.
More than 30 Americans die each day from preventable asbestos-caused diseases, yet asbestos imports continue. While promising research to improve treatment and cure mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases continues, prevention remains the only cure.
ADAO remains committed to drafting and passing legislation that will preserve asbestos victims’ civil rights and protect public health, but we need your help to support our collaborative efforts with other organizations to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 and to defeat the so- called “ Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act)” passed the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2013 and is now in the Senate. During these coming months, ADAO calls on each of you to stand up and be heard – Share Your Story today. Collectively, our stories tell Congress and the media this is not an old issue.
We, as asbestos victims, concerned citizens, labor, and the scientific community, demand action. The time is now, for our lawmakers, regardless of their political party affiliation, to ban asbestos. ADAO strongly encourages bipartisan cooperation to pass meaningful legislation to end the deadly asbestos legacy