EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Feb. 18, 2016
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting lawsuits, Ford began spending millions for questionable studies trying to show that brake mechanics exposed to asbestos are not at increased risk of cancer.
Nov. 18, 2015
Townsfolk called them “the white mountains of Ambler” – the piles of asbestos-laced material that loomed above the neighborhood adjacent to one of the asbestos factories in the hamlet on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Winter or summer, kids rode flattened cardboard boxes down the piles, one of which rose nearly 100 feet in the air, reported Sandy Bauers in 2014 on behalf of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dubious Achievement: U.S. Chamber Honors W. Va. Lawmakers For Efforts to Delay Justice for Asbestos Victims
Oct. 29, 2015