EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned, but it has not. It’s lethal, legal and continues to pose serious risks to millions of American families.Explore Below
How to Talk to Your Child’s School About Asbestos
April 8th, 2016
Across the United States, too many students and teachers continue to be at risk of inhaling harmful asbestos fibers in their schools’ classrooms, cafeterias and hallways.
As Maine Tops Nation with Highest Asbestos Death Rate, State Lawmakers Push Bill to Deny Justice to Victims
April 6th, 2016
No other state in the country has a higher annual death rate from diseases triggered by asbestos exposure than Maine, according to a recent analysis by Environmental Working Group Action Fund. Unfortunately, legislation moving through the legislature would severely slow down, if not stop the ability of current and future victims of asbestos disease in Maine from seeking compensation in court.
Study: Asbestos Death Rate in Charleston Double State and National Average
March 27th, 2016
Charleston County’s annual asbestos mortality rate is 8.8 deaths out of every 100,000, compared to 4.3 for South Carolina and 4.9 nationwide.
Report: Inspectors Find Widespread Asbestos Risks in Chicago Schools
March 21st, 2016