Meeting Materials

February 5 & 6, 2020,  Washington, D.C.

Key Asbestos Facts 

  • Asbestos kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year
  • In 2018, 750 metric tons of raw asbestos were imported into the USA
  • Asbestos can still be found in homes, schools, commercial buildings, and consumer products
  • Nearly 70 countries have banned asbestos

The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN)

    • Panel I
      • Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Testimony
    • Panel II
      • Linda Reinstein, Co-founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Testimony
      • Rebecca Reindel, MS, MPH, Senior Safety and Health Specialist, On behalf of the AFL-CIO, Testimony
      • Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Lecturer, Texas State University, On behalf of the American Public Health Association, Testimony
      • Mike Walls, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council, Testimony

Educational Resources

ARBAN Supporters

The Attorneys General of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia: AFL-CIO; American Federation of Teachers; American Public Health Association; Beautycounter; Center for Environmental Health; Environmental Protection Network; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Collegium Ramazzini; Environmental Health Strategy Center; Environmental Information Association; Environmental Working Group; The Fealgood Foundation; Global Ban Asbestos Network; GO 2 Foundation for Lung Cancer; Hazards: International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; International Association of Fire Fighters; Less Cancer; Natural Resources Defense Council; OK International; Public Citizen; Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Toxic-Free Future; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry; United States Public Interest Research Groups; and Internationally, Associação Brasileira dos Expostos ao Amianto.

ADAO Reports and Position Paper

ADAO Press Releases