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President's Message
ADAO's 2013 Conference: March 22 - 24
Brazil Concludes Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos
Nearly 42,000 Cars Recalled Due to Asbestos Contamination
20,000+ Views on ADAO's SlideShare
Just Released: ADAO's 2012 Conference Videos
Dr. Celeste Monforton: "Asbestos: Still Legal and in Use in the U.S."
Tony Rich: "Asbestos: A Photographic Retrospective"
USGS Report: US Consumption of Asbestos Increased 13% in 2011
Marc Hindry's Guest Blog: "International Day for Asbestos Victims"
Interview: Heather Von St. James, Mesothelioma Warrior
Share Your Story: "Trying to Make a Living" - Rebecca's Story
Debbie Brewer: "Victims' Community"
Richard Clarke's Guest Blog: "Victims Call Time on Asbestos Use"
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Read about Brazil's August Supreme Federal Court hearings. View videos, photos, and the global conversation in our dynamic story,  "Propaganda or Public Health: Brazil's Landmark Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos." 

Nearly 42,000 Cars Recalled Due to Asbestos Contamination


Some 41,875 cars made by China's Chery Automobile and Great Wall Motor Company have been recalled after asbestos was found in some components. China's biggest car exporter, Chery Automobile Co., is widening a vehicle recall in Australia after discovering asbestos parts in models [...] [ Read More →  ]

ADAO recently passed 20,000 views on our SlideShare page! This is a tremendous success for all of us at ADAO, as we know that each view means more people joining our community and strengthening our cause. We created a page with the most viewed presentations and documents for easy viewing, so check it out

JUST RELEASED! ADAO's 2012 Conference Videos


View the entire collection of 2012 Asbestos Awareness Conference presentations on YouTube! Click the icon below to access our hyper-linked agenda.

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2012 ADAO AAC: Celeste Monforton,

ADAO was honored to have so many amazing individuals come together at the 8th Asbestos Awareness Conference.   Watch Celeste Monforton, a professorial lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services, deliver her powerful presentation about asbestos and the role it plays in the U.S.


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Tony Rich, "Asbestos: A Photographic Retrospective" 


2012 ADAO AAC: Tony Rich,


Tony Rich, an industrial hygienist and amateur photographer, joined ADAO last year at the 8th Asbestos Awareness Conference to present his collection of asbestos-related photographs. It is a privilege to share the video of Tony's presentation. Click here to also view ADAO's "Asbestos: See For Yourself" PowerPoint presentationwhich showcases many of Tony's photos.


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USGS Report: US Consumption of Asbestos Increased 13% in 2011

August 6, 2012

The following statement was issued today by Linda Reinstein, Co-Founder, President & CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), regarding the 2011 US Geological Mineral Yearbook confirming the US consumption of asbestos fiber increased 13%. [...] [Read More → ]


Guest Blog: "ANDEVA International Day for Asbestos Victims"

ADAO is excited to share a guest blog from Marc Hindry of the French National Association of Asbestos Victims (ANDEVA). In October, ANDEVA will organize two phenomenal events in Paris. On Friday, October 12, ANDEVA will host the  "International Day for Asbestos Victims" conference, a gathering of about 250 participants from more than 20 countries. On Saturday, October 13, several thousand people will gather in the streets of Paris for a demonstration calling [...] [ Read More  ]

2012 ADAO AAC: Heather Von St. James Interview
Just 3 1/2 months after the birth of her one and only child, Heather was diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Heather is a 6-and-a half-year survivor of the disease. Her goal is to bring hope to mesothelioma patients and raise awareness about the disease.

 "Trying to Make a Living" - Rebecca's Story

2012 ADAO Conference Program                                

We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the "Share Your Story" feature on our website. We would like to honor the story of Rebecca, as shared by her daughter, Pamela, who is a part of our ADAO family. We encourage you to submit your personal story. In sharing, comes healing [...] [ Read More → ]

 Debbie Brewer, "Victims' Community"


2012 ADAO AAC: Debbie Brewer, Victims' Community


Debbie Brewer, mesothelioma warrior, poignantly shares about the importance of patient communities. Debbie continues to support others and work with groups like ADAO to create awareness. ADAO is honored to have worked with Debbie for the past 3 years and applauds her dedication to our community.


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Guest Blog: "UK Victims Call Time on Global Asbestos Use"


 ADAO is pleased to share a guest blog from Richard Clarke, General Manager of the United Kingdom's National Asbestos Helpline (NAH). The NAH has launched an incredibly innovative petition campaign, which literally gives a face to the victims of asbestos. Please take [...] [ Read More → ]

ADAO New Website
The 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