Asbestos kills |

Asbestos kills

An estimated 10,000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases, and innocent Americans are still being exposed to deadly asbestos. Yes, men women and children are dying from asbestos-caused diseases.

Asbestos diseases are incurable, but preventable if exposure is eliminated. This is not complex – ban asbestos and increase funding for research and education – a law we need and can agree upon today.

The Senate’s legislation debates should immediately shift to the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure. Millions of dollars have been spent on lobbying – both for and against the proposed asbestos trust fund. Congress has been working on asbestos tort reform legislation for years and asbestos has not even been banned! If we quietly wait quietly in the shadows of “dust,” more Americans will die. Enough rhetoric about tort reform.

Asbestos is the largest single cause of occupational cancer in the United States. We lose 30 American lives every single day.

Wasting time is costing lives. Sadly, banning asbestos now won’t help my husband, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, but it will help other innocent Americans.

Linda Reinstein

Executive Director and Cofounder

Asbestos Disease Awareness


Manhattan Beach

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