Posted on September 25, 2019

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is proud to share our latest infographic “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in the USA today | The Deadly Legacy of Asbestos” detailing facts and stats about asbestos. ADAO’s new infographic tells a story — the real story about the deadly legacy of asbestos.

Asbestos, a known carcinogen, claims the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans each year. Since the Environmental Protection Agency tried to ban asbestos in 1989, more than 1,000,000 Americans have died from preventable asbestos-related diseases. 

While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure. 

ADAO isn’t alone. Nearly 60 Members of Congress, 20 organizations, and 18 Attorneys General support the bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019. This comprehensive bill will ban asbestos imports and use, without any exemption or loopholes.

Knowledge is power — please share this infographic with your family, friends, and network. 

Together, we make change happen.

Linda Reinstein

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