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
Florida’s Asbestos Belt: What’s Behind High Mortality Rates in Three Counties?
November 23rd, 2015
Florida’s Hernando, Citrus and Sumter counties share a great quality of life, pleasant climate and central location between Tampa and Orlando. They also have a less pleasant feature in common: asbestos death rates more than twice as high as the state or national average.
Asbestos Death Rate in Baltimore Nearly Double National Average
November 20th, 2015
While the national rate of deaths from asbestos disease is 4.9 per every 100,000, in Baltimore County, the rate nearly doubles to 9.0, according to a report by EWG Action Fund.
Asbestos Industry Spins the Revolving Door: Ben Quayle to Lobby on Asbestos Bill He Authored
November 17th, 2015
“I’m sure Ben Quayle would deny that he has anything against veterans, firefighters and teachers,” said Alex Formuzis with EWG Action Fund. “But those are the kind of people – stricken by asbestos diseases through no fault of their own – that this legislation will hurt."
Asbestos Deaths in Middlesex County Highest in Massachusetts
November 12th, 2015