In This Issue
President's Message
Concerns about Asbestos Abatement in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Asbestos Industry Propaganda Prior to Rotterdam Convention
Toolkit for the Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases
High School Students Grab Their Phones to Share Asbestos Facts
Earth Day: History Is A Great Teacher to Those Who Listen
ADAO Presents "The Power of Dynamic Digital Storytelling" at the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale
"The ADAO Conference: The Asbestos Crisis" by Yvonne Waterman
Workers' Memorial Day
"Constant Pain" - Jesse's Story
ADAO Special Report: The USA Asbestos Toxic Trade Continues
"UN Cancer Agency Asked to Sever Its Ties to Asbestos Propagandists" by Kathleen Ruff
ADAO Supports the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013
2013 Global Asbestos Awareness Week
President's Message
  Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization May 2013 eNewsletter

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ADAO LeadershipADAO Board of DirectorsADAO Science Advisory Board; and volunteers for their commitment to ADAO's work. We are very grateful for your support. Together, change is possible.
Open air asbestos abatement at Domino Sugar Refinery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Open Air Asbestos Abatement at Domino Sugar Refinery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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"Asbestos is worse than homework." ~ Jessica

What should people know about asbestos? On April 24, 2013, 400 high school girls at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy outside of Los Angeles shared their answers to that question. If each of these young women tells only one of her friends, that's 800 new people spreading awareness about asbestos! I am so excited that they invited ADAO to their school in honor of Earth Day. Read More

When Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, Richard Nixon was our president, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel was the number one song, "Patton" won an Oscar for the Best Film, it only cost 33 cents to mail a letter, and Woodstock had changed rock concerts forever.  There is one fact that remains constant - "History is a great teacher to those who listen." During these past four decades, the Earth Day momentum has exponentially grown and technological advancements have removed many borders and boundaries from our lives. Read More

On behalf of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), I was thrilled to once again present at the Global Health and Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale University on April 13th. More than 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries attended the GHIC, which is one of the world's largest global health conferences. Their website calls this a "must-attend" conference and I agree. Read More

On March 23, 2013, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) hosted their 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference. I joined a large audience in Washington, D.C. to listen to the latest global developments regarding asbestos, particularly the prevention and treatment of asbestos diseases. Over thirty of the top international specialists were there, as well as visitors from many nations who came literally from the ends of the earth to listen, learn and share this new knowledge. Read More
"Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living." That chilling call to action is from, encouraging us to observe Workers Memorial Day on Sunday, April 28. For me, this day is very personal. Twenty-eight years ago, my loving husband, Alan, lifted my wedding veil over my eyes and embraced me forever. Unfortunately, forever came to an end too quickly. Mesothelioma stole my best friend, and I desperately want him back. Read more
Please read and share Jesse's courageous story.

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, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the "Share Your Story" feature on our website.
Asbestos, a human carcinogen, has caused one of the worst man-made environmental disasters. The facts are irrefutable, yet each day, 30 Americans die from a preventable asbestos-caused disease. Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma and lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers, as well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) database statistics revealed that, from 1999 to 2013, the USA buried 43,351 Americans who died from mesothelioma and asbestosis - just two of the many diseases caused by asbestos. Read More

We call on [Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer] to terminate IARC's collaboration with the Scientific Research Institute of Occupational Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS) and with Dr. Evgeny Kovalevskiy because of unethical and improper scientific conduct on their part - conduct which is incompatible with the standards expected of IARC or any reputable scientific agency. Read More
ADAO applauds Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and the other 27 senators who introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 on April 10. "The Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 is an important piece of legislation that would comprehensively reform the grossly outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which fails to protect many Americans from over 85,000 toxic chemicals," said Linda Reinstein, ADAO Co-Founder. Read More


ADAO New Website
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