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
Dubious Achievement: U.S. Chamber Honors W. Va. Lawmakers For Efforts to Delay Justice for Asbestos Victims
October 29th, 2015
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored two West Virginia legislators for “principled leadership” and pushing through “historic [legal] reforms.” Survivors of the thousands of West Virginians who have died from asbestos-related diseases since 1999 might not agree.
Veterans Groups Call Out Rep. Farenthold Over Claims His Bill “Protects” Vets
October 22nd, 2015
“We humbly suggest that before Farenthold makes any future claims to his congressional colleagues and the general public suggesting his legislation will protect veterans exposed to asbestos, he may want to consider actually checking with veterans first,” wrote American Veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Assoc. of the United States Navy.
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.
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