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Featured on April 2, 2018
Each year, ADAO dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. To view all 7 days of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) contributors and content on our landing page, please click here. Also, be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter with our GAAW hashtag: #2018GAAW.
Today, we’re highlighting Champions of Change who are instrumental in the global struggle to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases, whether it be by working for a ban, caring for victims of asbestos disease, or risking exposure themselves to keep others safe. Today will also feature the story of Day Two Ambassador: John Panza, Ohio, US.
Without a ban, asbestos remains legal and lethal in the USA and nearly 70% of countries around the world today. This year, however, ADAO experienced unimaginable legislative progress. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act was introduced in both chambers of Congress by Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. Along with these two dedicated champions, there are more than 20 incredible cosponsors and powerful endorsees listed below:
S.2072 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley