Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education,
advocacy and community as the leading U.S. organization serving as the
voice of asbestos victims, today applauds Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and
cosponsors for again introducing Senate Resolution 66 designating the
first week of April as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" that seeks to
"raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related
diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure."
"ADAO applauds the U.S. Senate for its introduction of the Ninth
Annual Resolution recognizing National Asbestos Awareness Week,"
said Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder of the Asbestos Disease
Awareness Organization. "As a mesothelioma
widow, it is still shocking to me that most Americans are unaware
that asbestos has not been banned and exposure continues at home, work,
and in our children's schools. Since 2005, educational collaborative
efforts have increased, as prevention remains the only cure for
mesothelioma and other asbests-caused diseases. We know education saves
dollars and lives and ADAO looks forward to the U.S. Senate unanimously
passing this important Resolution designating April 1 - 7 to be a week
of awareness to protect families throughout the nation."
"Sadly, we do not have a cure for cancers caused by asbestos, but they
are preventable. Asbestos Awareness Week promotes saving lives through
prevention. On behalf of ADAO, thank you Senator Baucus, and your
supporters Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL),
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator
Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for helping us save
lives through designating a week for asbestos disease awareness to
remind the American public that asbestos-related diseases still occur
but that the good news is they can be prevented," said Dr. Richard A.
Science Advisory Co-Chair and retired Assistant Surgeon General.
Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and exposure can cause
mesothelioma, lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal and ovarian cancers, as
well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. The World
Health Organization estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will
die every year of an asbestos-related disease - equaling 300 deaths
ADAO will hold its Ninth
Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference on March 23 in
Washington, D.C. To register for ADAO's 2013 conference, visit the
following link: http://bit.ly/Svdp0c
About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos
victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims
and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about
the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global
organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through
education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.
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