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
Deadly Deception: How the Asbestos Industry Covered Up the Danger for Decades, and Continues to Evade Accountability Today
June 3rd, 2016
The asbestos industry was well aware that asbestos was deadly. Yet, the companies that mined asbestos, and those that exposed workers, military personnel and consumers to it kept what they knew secret for decades.
Science For Sale: Ford Spends $40M to Discredit Danger of Asbestos Brakes
February 18th, 2016
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting lawsuits, Ford began spending millions for questionable studies trying to show that brake mechanics exposed to asbestos are not at increased risk of cancer.
Report: Asbestos Responsible for Thousands of Deaths in Tennessee
February 16th, 2016
EWG Action Fund researchers estimate nearly 4,000 residents of the Volunteer State died in the 15-year period from diseases caused from asbestos exposure.
Leading Veterans Groups Call Asbestos Industry Bill “A Slap in the Face”
February 1st, 2016