Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Barbara Boxer’

TSCA reforms signed into law under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

23 Jun 2016 by under Legal

Obama signs bill TSCA reforms signed into law under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century ActSince 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been the root of countless health hazards, including more than 84,000 dangerous chemicals that have been allowed into commerce. However, after decades of hard work, President Barack Obama has signed into law extensive reforms to the TCSA that will allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () to better protect Americans’ lives. (more…)


Asbsetos could be prioritized in TSCA reform legislation, Sen. Boxer says

20 May 2016 by under Legal, News

Sen Barbara Boxer courtesy ADAO 100x100 Asbsetos could be prioritized in TSCA reform legislation, Sen. Boxer saysWith nearly 15,000 Americans dying from -related diseases annually, the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 has been responsible for damaging the lives of U.S. families for decades. However, thanks to the unyielding efforts of , the reformation of the TSCA is finally in sight. (more…)


Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogen

22 Dec 2015 by under Legal

Senate TSCA Reform Bill Passes Recognizing Asbestos as a Carcinogen CANVA 450x225 300x150 Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogenThe (ADAO), reports the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) has passed in the U.S. Senate and is now headed for the reconciliation process between the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This legislation is the first significant overhaul of the primary law overseeing the safety of chemical products, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was passed in 1976. The TSCA provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () authority to review and regulate chemicals in commerce. (more…)


ADAO praises senate for asbestos awareness resolution

5 Mar 2010 by under Events, News, Organizations

adao logo ADAO praises senate for asbestos awareness resolutionThis week the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) praised Senate leaders for a resolution that declares the first week of April 2010 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” This is the sixth year in a row that the ADAO has been active in working with Senate leaders to secure a national resolution in recognition of the dangers of asbestos.

The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Co-sponsors and key supporters are Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), (D-Ill.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), (R-Ga.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.).

A news release from the ADAO quotes the organization’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Linda Reinstein as saying, “We are grateful to the U.S. Senate to have the opportunity to help raise the level of public awareness about the prolific dangers of asbestos and further unite doctors, scientists, and public health advocates during National Asbestos Awareness Week for this important effort. During the past six years, ADAO has seen the progress and indeed, this confirms what Americans deserve and want. We know asbestos prevention and education will save lives and dollars.”

The ADAO was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. It seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO’s mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease.

Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and exposure can cause asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. According to the ADAO news release, studies estimate that during the next decade 100,000 workers around the world will die of an asbestos-related disease. This equals 30 deaths per day.

The ADAO annually holds a conference in conjunction with National Asbestos Awareness Week. The Sixth Annual International Asbestos Conference is set for April 10, 2010, in Chicago, Ill.

For more information about ADAO or for conference registration, visit ADAO online at www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.