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
Florida’s Asbestos Belt: What’s Behind High Mortality Rates in Three Counties?
November 23rd, 2015
Florida’s Hernando, Citrus and Sumter counties share a great quality of life, pleasant climate and central location between Tampa and Orlando. They also have a less pleasant feature in common: asbestos death rates more than twice as high as the state or national average.
Firefighters and teachers bear outsize burden of asbestos deaths
October 21st, 2015
It doesn’t matter who you are – young or old, strong or frail, rich or poor, factory worker or CEO – if you inhale or ingest even one microscopic asbestos fiber, you’re at increased risk of developing a deadly disease whose symptoms may not show up for decades.
Asbestos Death Rate in New Hampshire Higher than National Average
October 8th, 2015
Asbestos-triggered diseases claim the lives of New Hampshire residents at a rate almost a third higher than the national average, according to a new state-by-state analysis by EWG Action Fund.
Asbestos Demolition Scandal Spotlights a Sobering Fact: More Than 3,700 Asbestos Deaths in Oregon Since 1999
September 25th, 2015
Behind the shocking news that thousands of Oregon homes were demolished without safe removal of asbestos lies a sobering statistic: the state’s death rate from asbestos-related disease is more than one-third higher than the national average.
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