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
Pennsylvania’s Asbestos Problem
November 18th, 2015
Townsfolk called them “the white mountains of Ambler” – the piles of asbestos-laced material that loomed above the neighborhood adjacent to one of the asbestos factories in the hamlet on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Winter or summer, kids rode flattened cardboard boxes down the piles, one of which rose nearly 100 feet in the air, reported Sandy Bauers in 2014 on behalf of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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."
Hill Cybersecurity Panel Urged To Safeguard Asbestos Victims’ Privacy
November 4th, 2015
If the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus is to maintain its credibility as a bipartisan group whose mission is to protect all Americans from the growing threats of identity theft and cyber attack, it must oppose any legislation that would put any American at increased risk.
Dubious Achievement: U.S. Chamber Honors W. Va. Lawmakers For Efforts to Delay Justice for Asbestos Victims
October 29th, 2015