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
Asbestos Victims and Families Decry Congressional Push to Run Out the Clock on Compensation
May 14th, 2015
In response to today’s congressional action setting up a likely House vote on a bill designed to delay compensating asbestos victims, several prominent victims’ advocates took lawmakers to task for siding with industry instead of public health.
Asbestos Exposure Scares and Violations Common Across U.S.
May 7th, 2015
Almost every week, somewhere in the U.S., another asbestos problem makes the news – contamination of schools, hospitals, court houses and other public buildings, faulty abatement and removal, workers illegally exposed to deadly airborne fibers, and more. Although many people believe asbestos was banned decades ago, the steady stream of reports show that it’s still legal – and still lethal. To show how real the threat remains, EWG Action Fund has produced an interactive map of notable asbestos incidents.
Bill Aims To Run Out the Clock on Calif. Asbestos Victims
April 23rd, 2015