The Ban Asbestos National Leaders and Laggards and Why You Should Care

H.R. 1603 Manager’s Amendment (November 19, 2019) FAQs -- 2019 ARBAN Key Points Posted on January 9, 2019 One fact alone should be evidence enough for an all-out asbestos ban: All types of asbestos cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to the World Health Organization, as well as cancer of the larynx and ovary, and [...]

2020-01-13T14:53:21-08:00January 9th, 2020|

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|

2019 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Year in Review

2019 Year-In-Review 2018 Year-In-Review 2017 Year-In-Review 2016 Year-In-Review 2015 Year-In-Review  2014 Year-In-Review    2013 Year-In-Review 2012 Year-In-Review 2011 Year-In-Review 2010 Year-In-Review Posted on December 6, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice, is pleased to share a Year-End Summary [...]

2019-12-30T12:28:35-08:00December 6th, 2019|

Dr. Raja Flores Held a Successful Educational Event on Asbestos Dangers, Treatment, and Prevention at the Mount Sinai Hospital

Posted on November 30, 2019 On November 18, Dr. Raja Flores, a professor and Chair of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held the “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today” event.  During the luncheon, Dr. Flores and I focused on how medical students and [...]

2019-12-02T17:42:29-08:00December 2nd, 2019|

Largest Russian Asbestos Mine Minimizes the Dangers of Asbestos. ADAO Reiterates the Facts: Asbestos is Deadly

Posted on November 25, 2019 Last week, CISVISION published a study by a lobbying group, the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), claiming that there have not been any cases of occupational diseases at the Uralasbest plant and that the level of occupational diseases in the region is [...]

2019-11-27T15:39:50-08:00November 25th, 2019|

Philadelphia School Teacher with Mesothelioma Shares Her Story on Good Morning America

Posted on November 25, 2019 The Asbestos Awareness Disease Organization (ADAO) applauds Philadelphia teacher Lea DiRusso for appearing on Good Morning America on November 21 to discuss her diagnosis of asbestos-caused mesothelioma. DiRusso bravely shared her story to more than 3.5 million viewers about how she believes she got the disease and what action she [...]

2019-11-25T15:03:39-08:00November 25th, 2019|

Challenges and Progress in Mitigating Asbestos Exposure

Posted on November 8, 2019 Guest Blog on Construction Executive: Challenges and Progress in Mitigating Asbestos Exposure Each year, nearly 40,000 Americans die from preventable, asbestos-caused diseases, yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still hasn't banned this toxic substance.  Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, can cause chronic lung disease as well as incurable respiratory diseases and mesothelioma, [...]

2019-11-08T12:19:24-08:00November 8th, 2019|

ADAO Congratulates former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on Her Appointment as the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) President and CEO

Posted on November 5, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on her newest appointment as the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) president and CEO.  McCarthy told The New York Times that her reasoning behind joining the NRDC is [...]

2019-11-08T13:25:31-08:00November 5th, 2019|

ADAO Presents at an American University Law School Class about Legislative Drafting and Strategy

Posted on October 31, 2019 I was incredibly honored to give a guest lecture at American University’s Washington College of Law this past month. Professor Bettina Poirier has frequently invited me to speak to her legislation classes. Professor Poirier previously served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee [...]

2019-11-08T13:26:52-08:00October 30th, 2019|