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
New Estimate Finds Asbestos Kills 12,000-15,000 Americans a Year
May 12th, 2015
A new analysis by EWG Action Fund concludes that up to 15,000 Americans die every year from asbestos-related diseases, significantly more than previous estimates.
EWG Action Fund Seeks Gov’t Data on Asbestos in Consumer Products
May 12th, 2015
EWG Action Fund today filed Freedom of Information requests with the federal Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission seeking information on undisclosed asbestos contamination in consumer goods.
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.
Jury Award in Talcum Powder Case Highlights Serious Asbestos Risks
April 30th, 2015