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
How to Talk to Your Child’s School About Asbestos
April 8th, 2016
Across the United States, too many students and teachers continue to be at risk of inhaling harmful asbestos fibers in their schools’ classrooms, cafeterias and hallways.
Report: Most States Fail to Address Asbestos in Nation’s Schools
December 7th, 2015
A new investigation reveals serious failures by states and the federal government to adequately protect students and teachers from asbestos in the nation’s schools.
EWG Action Fund Calls On California to Investigate Asbestos Risks in Schools
August 24th, 2015
Students of all ages, teachers and other employees at a number of California schools may have been exposed to asbestos over the last year, EWG Action Fund warned today in a letter to top state health and education officials.
Wash Post Reports Many U.S. Schools Could Have Dangerous Asbestos
August 6th, 2015
A report today by the Washington Post spotlights the continued threat asbestos poses to students, teachers and other employees at many of the nation’s schools. In recent months, other news organizations have reported potential asbestos exposures at more than 50 schools in at least 13 states.
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