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Press Release: EPA CONFIRMS ASBESTOS PRESENTS A CANCER RISK THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNREASONABLE IN NEW EVALUATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2020 EPA CONFIRMS ASBESTOS PRESENTS A CANCER RISK THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNREASONABLE IN NEW EVALUATION Congress Must Act and Ban Asbestos Now Rather than Waiting Years for EPA to Take Action    WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft risk evaluation of asbestos mandated under the Toxic [...]

2020-03-31T12:15:22-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Judd Apatow teams up with Jordan Zevon, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Spokesperson, to honor Warren Zevon for Record Store Day

Posted on March 3, 2020 Updated on March 27, 2020 UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus, Record Store Day has been rescheduled for June 20, 2020. To bring us all together, we are incredibly excited to announce that Jordan Zevon, ADAO spokesperson and son of musician Warren Zevon, will entertain us by showcasing some of his [...]

2020-03-27T16:23:52-07:00March 3rd, 2020|

ADAO Looks Forward to Presenting at Less Cancer’s National Cancer Prevention Day on February 5, 2020

Posted on January 29, 2020 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is honored to be presenting for the fourth consecutive year at a Town Hall panel for Less Cancer’s National Cancer Prevention Day on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of advocates, including lawmakers, health care providers, researchers, passionate students in the fields [...]

2020-01-29T08:00:03-08:00January 29th, 2020|

ADAO Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act Meeting Materials for January 15, 2020, Washington, D.C.

Meeting Materials January 15, 2020, Washington, D.C. Brent Kynoch, Dr. Barry Castleman, Linda Reinstein, and Bob Sussman 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 [...]

2020-02-06T19:32:29-08:00January 15th, 2020|

2020 ADAO Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference Friday Casual Dinner

Posted on January 10, 2020 ADAO 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” April 3 – 5, 2020 Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Conference Postponed | 2020 Conference Info | Speakers | Honorees and Keynote Speakers | Know Before You Go | Registration | Marriott Reservations | Agenda | [...]

2020-03-18T11:36:22-07:00January 10th, 2020|

2020 ADAO Conference to Feature Meetings with Congressional Leaders and Group Capitol Lunch

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 ADAO 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” April 3 – 5, 2020 Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Conference Postponed | 2020 Conference Info | Speakers | Honorees and Keynote Speakers | Know Before You Go | Registration | Marriott Reservations | Agenda [...]

2020-03-18T11:36:58-07:00January 10th, 2020|

ADAO’s Top Ten 2019 Stories and Actions that Advanced Asbestos Prevention and Policy

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2019 This past year has been incredibly influential for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). We won legal battles against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), watched the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) move through the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support, led educational functions and [...]

2019-12-30T12:26:24-08:00December 30th, 2019|

Momentum Builds Throughout the Nation and in Congress about the Dangers of Asbestos in Talc

Posted on December 20, 2019 There is undeniably strong momentum in Congress to ban asbestos as witnessed by the recent hearings and legislation. In fact, Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration testified that “Asbestos is a known carcinogen so there is no safe level of [...]

2019-12-20T10:40:28-08:00December 20th, 2019|

The Montana Standard Reports “Daines commits to asbestos-ban legislation”

Posted on December 16, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is thrilled to  read in The Montana Standard hear that Senator Steve Daines (R-MO) has become the Republican in the Senate to join forces with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in support of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (Sen. 717). We commend [...]

2019-12-16T13:29:48-08:00December 16th, 2019|

ADAO Needs Your Support this Year-End Season to Ban Asbestos

Posted on December 15, 2019 This year, as we celebrated ADAO’s 15th anniversary, we made landmark strides in our fight to ban asbestos. There are no words to describe how grateful we are to our supporters, volunteers, Congress members, board, and everyone else who helps strengthen and support ADAO’s efforts. To keep our momentum going [...]

2019-12-15T12:13:34-08:00December 15th, 2019|