EWG Action Fund /// Asbestos Nation
Rep. Blake Farenthold
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
House OKs Bill Exposing Asbestos Victims to ID Theft
January 8th, 2016
The House passed legislation today that would delay or deny compensation for asbestos victims and place them at greater risk of identity theft.
House Will Vote on Bill that Would Expose Asbestos Victims to Online ID Theft
January 5th, 2016
Only months since cyber attacks on federal agencies exposed the sensitive personal information of millions of Americans, the House is poised to pass legislation that would put tens of thousands more citizens at risk of online identity theft.
Death Rate in Texas’ Asbestos Alley Far Higher than State, National Average
December 7th, 2015
A cluster of eight counties in East Texas have annual mortality rates from asbestos-triggered disease that are between two and five times higher than the state and national averages, according to a recent analysis by EWG Action Fund.
Hill Cybersecurity Panel Urged To Safeguard Asbestos Victims’ Privacy
November 4th, 2015