FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013
U.S. Surgeon General Issues Statement on the Dangers of Asbestos in Support of National Asbestos Awareness Week
ADAO Urges Congress to Stop Asbestos Imports and Ban Asbestos
Los Angeles, CA – April 1, 2013 – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s statement today that “… there is no level of asbestos exposure that is known to be completely safe.” ADAO joins her in urging “all Americans to learn about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to understand the steps they can take to protect their health.”
Since 2004, ADAO has been working with Congress and the White House to prevent asbestos exposure in efforts to eliminate deadly asbestos-related diseases. The 9th annual Senate Resolution 66, designating April 1 – 7 as National Asbestos Awareness Week includes a chilling list of facts about the dangers of asbestos. “Asbestos is deadly. It does not think; it just kills. This so-called miracle mineral gets into your body and doesn’t show itself for years,” said Michael Bradley, a 28-year-old mesothelioma patient. Each day of Asbestos Awareness Week features guest blogs, important asbestos facts and patient stories like Michael’s.