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
House Bill Seeks to Protect Public from Risks of Asbestos Exposure
April 27th, 2015
Legislation introduced today by Reps. Suzan Delbene (D-Wash) and Gene Green (D-Tx.) would set up a federal online database of information about products that contain asbestos and where those items are likely to be found in communities across the country.
Bill Aims To Run Out the Clock on Calif. Asbestos Victims
April 23rd, 2015
The EWG Action Fund has joined a growing coalition of worker, consumer, and health groups opposing a California legislative proposal that threatens to deny compensation to dying victims of asbestos exposure, one of the nation’s worst industrial scourges and cover-ups.
Asbestos in Nation’s Schools Remains Widespread Hazard
April 20th, 2015
More than 30 years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called asbestos in schools “a significant hazard to public health,” and Congress passed a law aimed at protecting the 16 million students and school personnel at risk. But since then, schools have largely been on their own.
Public Health, Environmental Groups Push for Real Reform of U.S. Chemicals Policy
April 15th, 2015