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
Report: Philadelphia Area Hard Hit by Asbestos Deaths
March 11th, 2016
The legacy of asbestos in the Philadelphia region is one of the worst in the country, with annual mortality rates from asbestos-triggered diseases far higher than the national average.
Utah Bill Runs Out the Clock on Asbestos Victims
February 26th, 2016
Legislation that would delay and deny compensation to Utah residents who are sick and dying from asbestos-related diseases, a top priority for the asbestos and insurance industries, will be the focus of a key hearing before lawmakers next week in Salt Lake.
Report: Asbestos Responsible for Thousands of Deaths in Tennessee
February 16th, 2016
EWG Action Fund researchers estimate nearly 4,000 residents of the Volunteer State died in the 15-year period from diseases caused from asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Industry Bill Meets Strong Opposition During Senate Hearing
February 5th, 2016