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
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.
EWG Action Fund Urges BART Asbestos Inspections
August 5th, 2015
EWG acted in response to press reports that Washington Metro Area Transit Authority officials had discovered asbestos in nearly 300 rail cars made by Rohr Industries in the 1970s. In the same period, Rohr manufactured more than 400 cars for BART.
EWG Action Fund Urges DC Metro to Conduct “Car-by-Car Inspection” for Asbestos
August 3rd, 2015
Both the workers and passengers who ride the Washington, D.C. Metro rail system deserve to know if they have been exposed to asbestos, EWG Action Fund said in a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority today.
Asbestos Found in Hundreds of DC Metro Rail Cars
July 28th, 2015