Posts Tagged ‘Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’

U.S. asbestos consumption increases in 2016, ADAO says

19 Sep 2017 by under News

Cell room of a chlorine caustic soda plant 100x100 U.S. asbestos consumption increases in 2016, ADAO saysThe last asbestos mine in the United States closed in 2002 due to a decline in the markets “associated with health and liability issues,” according to the U.S. Geographical Survey (USGS). However, unlike more than 60 countries around the globe, the United States still allows asbestos to be imported, primarily for industry. According to a press release by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the amount of asbestos imported into the U.S. in 2016 “nearly doubled” from the previous year based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. (more…)


NGOs plan to sue over unregistered asbestos imports

2 Jun 2017 by under News

Asbestos mine near Canari Haute Corse Corsica 100x100 NGOs plan to sue over unregistered asbestos importsThree non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have taken the first step in taking citizen enforcement action against a company they claim imported nearly 900,000 pounds of asbestos without informing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (more…)


ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposure

23 May 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 ADAO releases animated PSA highlighting costs of asbestos exposureMesothelioma continues to take an average of 100,000 lives per year worldwide despite increased regulations and awareness. Why? Quite simply, more work still needs to be done. Nations, including the United States, have not entirely banned all forms of asbestos, and even in places that have, aging buildings that require demolition or renovation still put the public’s health at risk.

To continue its fight, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization released a 30-second animated video,  Asbestos: The Killer You Can’t See, to point to the continued need to raise awareness about the deadly carcinogen. (more…)


ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice

14 Apr 2017 by under News

IMG 0023 100x100 ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference touched on a variety of topics and included an array of speakers from the United States and abroad. Perhaps nothing more concisely stated the goals and purpose of the conference than the declaration attendees unanimously approved.

As attendees of the 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, we call for global attention to the extraordinary toll of asbestos-related disease on families and communities. We urge government officials, faith leaders, scientists, health practitioners, trade unionists, business groups, employers, workers and the public to join in our call for the following: (more…)


ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.

13 Apr 2017 by under News

IMG 0025 100x100 ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.Comedian Quincy Jones’s presentation at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference was titled “Asbestos is Still Legal? You Must Be Joking…” It’s a theme that connected many of the stories mesothelioma warriors shared at the conference: Those diagnosed with mesothelioma did not realize asbestos was even still legal in the United States. (more…)


Low-dose CT used to detect asbestos-related cancers

12 Apr 2017 by under Research/Treatment

StevenMarkowitz 100x100 Low dose CT used to detect asbestos related cancersWhile mesothelioma most often affects the lining surround the lungs, it is not technically considered a lung cancer, as it could also affect the lining of the heart or the abdomen. Mesothelioma, which is caused by the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos, is relatively rare. In fact, those exposed to asbestos are at a far greater risk of lung cancer than mesothelioma. Lung cancers are treatable with early detection, whereas mesothelioma has a long latency period that makes early detection incredibly difficult.  However, advancements in the early detection of lung cancers may  help detect mesothelioma as well. (more…)


ADAO conference addresses anti-asbestos challenges

11 Apr 2017 by under News

IMG 0020 e1491941993263 100x100 ADAO conference addresses anti asbestos challengesResearchers, activists and survivors from around the country and across the globe joined the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for its 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in Arlington, Virginia. (more…)


ADAO annual conference set for April 2017

27 Jan 2017 by under Events

640px Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 100x100 ADAO annual conference set for April 2017Since 2005, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s (ADAO) annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference has brought together more than 300 speakers from 14 different countries to speak about joint efforts in education, advocacy and awareness.

This year’s event, to be held April 7-9, 2107, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, is set to add to those numbers with doctors, scientists, experts, advocates and victims gathering to help prevent and eliminate asbestos-causing diseases. (more…)


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26On Friday, Sept. 26, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day will shed light around the nation on a dangerous form of cancer. Established in 2004, this awareness day, established and promoted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), has been the driving force behind the movement to bring attention and funding to mesothelioma research. In the past ten years, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day has raised nearly $1 million, received numerous local, state, and national government proclamations, and been the focus of dozens of media stories. Volunteers around the country unite to spread their message about mesothelioma through events and activities on this day every year. (more…)


FACT Act now before U.S. Senate – Please speak out to oppose this legislation!

23 May 2014 by under Legal, News, Organizations

senatelogo 100x100 FACT Act now before U.S. Senate   Please speak out to oppose this legislation!In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that asbestos victims and their supporters say will provide protection for asbestos manufacturers, while preventing asbestos victims from obtaining justice while in fact violating their rights to privacy. Now that legislation is before the U.S. Senate. Please act now to speak out in opposition of the so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (more…)