EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Asbestos is a notorious and lethal human carcinogen responsible for more than 100,000 deaths around the world each year. Thirty people die everyday in the US from asbestos-related disease. Learn more about the toll it’s taken on families, the continued deception by asbestos companies and the attempts by industry and its allies in Washington to deny justice to victims.Learn more
Report: More than 1,300 Nevadans Have Died from Asbestos Since 1999
September 3rd, 2015
EWG Action Fund estimates that more than 1,370 residents of Nevada have died from asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis, since 1999; more than 820 in Clark County.
Citing Public Health Threat, New Zealand Will Ban Asbestos Imports
August 27th, 2015
“The American people deserve the same health-protective policies that New Zealand and 55 other countries already have in place. It’s absurd that we continue to allow asbestos to come into the United States," Sarah Grantham, a policy analyst at EWG Action Fund said.
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.
Restaurants Urged to Pledge “Asbestos-Free Crayons”
August 12th, 2015