EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Asbestos is a notorious and lethal human carcinogen responsible for more than 100,000 deaths around the world each year. Thirty people die everyday in the US from asbestos-related disease. Learn more about the toll it’s taken on families, the continued deception by asbestos companies and the attempts by industry and its allies in Washington to deny justice to victims.Learn more
EWG Action Fund on EPA’s Historic Move Toward Banning Asbestos
November 29th, 2016
Armed with new authority under the nation’s updated chemical safety law, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will take action against lingering uses of asbestos in U.S. products, likely leading to a ban of the notorious carcinogen.
Fines at U.S. Steel Plant Highlight Outsized Asbestos Threat in Allegheny County, Pa.
August 9th, 2016
Federal regulators have levied fines totaling $170,000 against the U.S. Steel Corporation for exposing workers to asbestos at the company’s Coke Works facility in Clairton, Pa.
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