Year: 2017

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018

Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled For April 2018 For nearly 15 years, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has held a conference every year to raise awareness and educate the public about the hazards of asbestos exposure and its devastating heath consequences. Since the conference’s inception in 2005, more than 300 victims, lawmakers, abatement experts, and […]

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination

Cigarette Filters That Contained Asbestos Fibers – A Lethal Combination Given what we know today about the dangers of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking, it is hard to believe that just over 60 year ago, asbestos was used in one of the most toxic ways: cigarette filters, and caused many suspected cases of lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades […]

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination

Smoking Plus Asbestos Exposure – A Deadly Combination In 2004, the American Thoracic Society called asbestos “the largest cause of occupational cancer in the United States and a significant cause of disease and disability from nonmalignant disease.” Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It has been found to be the cause of many different cancers in […]

Low Conviction Rates for Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania Sparks Change in Legislation

Low Conviction Rates for Nursing Home Abuse in Pennsylvania Sparks Change in Legislation According to a recent investigative series by the Reading Eagle, Pennsylvania has the fewest number of convictions in the nation when it comes to abuse and neglect for patient-related care. Investigators found that the state is much more likely to pursue cases of […]

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Files a Petition for Asbestos Company Transparency

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Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers

Lawsuit Being Filed Accusing Apartment Complex of Endangering Workers In Portland, Oregon there is a $40 million lawsuit being filed by employees of an apartment complex. They are alleging that the managers of the complex endangered their lives by exposing them to asbestos. Construction crews had warned the employees about the presence of asbestos, but […]

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help

Funding Needed for Lung Cancer Awareness and Research – How You Can Help As November draws to a close, so does Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about this devastating cancer that affects hundreds of thousands of people annually. For a cancer than claims more lives than breast, colon, and […]

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States In 2016, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was reformed after the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed by President Obama, to enforce a more thorough assessment of harmful chemicals by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the new chemical […]

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