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: 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.
House Will Vote on Bill that Would Expose Asbestos Victims to Online ID Theft
January 5th, 2016
Only months since cyber attacks on federal agencies exposed the sensitive personal information of millions of Americans, the House is poised to pass legislation that would put tens of thousands more citizens at risk of online identity theft.
Death Rate in Texas’ Asbestos Alley Far Higher than State, National Average
December 7th, 2015
A cluster of eight counties in East Texas have annual mortality rates from asbestos-triggered disease that are between two and five times higher than the state and national averages, according to a recent analysis by EWG Action Fund.
Florida’s Asbestos Belt: What’s Behind High Mortality Rates in Three Counties?
November 23rd, 2015