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
Leading Veterans Groups Call Asbestos Industry Bill “A Slap in the Face”
February 1st, 2016
Calling it a “slap in the face”, nearly 20 leading national veterans organizations urged Senate leaders to oppose a key legislative priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and major asbestos interests ahead of a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for Feb. 3rd.
Leading Veterans Groups Call on Senate to Oppose Bill that Would Put Asbestos Victims at Risk of Identity Theft
January 15th, 2016
In a letter sent this week, 17 national veterans organizations called on the Senate to “show compassion for our veterans” and vote against S. 357, the so-called FACT Act.
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.
South Carolina Veterans at Heightened Risk of Asbestos Disease
September 21st, 2015
New estimates by EWG Action Fund show that roughly 3,000 people in South Carolina have died from asbestos-related disease since 1999. Many of those who died may have worn the uniform.
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