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
Firefighters and teachers bear outsize burden of asbestos deaths
October 21st, 2015
It doesn’t matter who you are – young or old, strong or frail, rich or poor, factory worker or CEO – if you inhale or ingest even one microscopic asbestos fiber, you’re at increased risk of developing a deadly disease whose symptoms may not show up for decades.
From the People Who Brought You Asbestos: Badfellas
October 16th, 2015
Badfellas, a parody website from EWG Action Fund, showcases the special interests and politicians advocating for legislation that would make it harder for asbestos victims and their families to collect compensation for the asbestos-triggered diseases that kill 12,000 to 15,000 Americans a year.
Opposition to Asbestos Industry Bill Grows
October 15th, 2015
As the House is poised to vote on a bill that would delay or deny justice for asbestos victims, organizations representing the nation’s veterans, firefighters, emergency responders and teachers - populations who are most at risk from exposure to the deadly substance - have come out strong in opposition.
Alabama Verdict Underscores Threat to Families of Asbestos Workers
October 8th, 2015