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President's Message

In May, much-needed reform to the 1976 Toxic Substance Chemicals Act (TSCA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to soon pass the U.S. Senate and be signed into law. The new legislation ensures the EPA can quickly review and take action on asbestos. ADAO also helped defeat the FACT bill in Pennsylvania, which would have delayed relief for victims of asbestos exposure. Enormous thanks to the ADAO champions who testified at Congressional hearings, called their lawmakers, sent opposition letters, and shared their stories. YOU make our work possible. 

Please join ADAO for two upcoming events that blend art with advocacy. On June 17, Earl Dotter is presenting his photography exhibit, BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers in Texas. On July 7 in West Hollywood, musician and mesothelioma victim Warren Zevon will be honored at a fundraising party benefiting ADAO complete with live music, a photo exhibit of Zevon's rock star heyday, and an auction of memorabilia.

Video recordings from each session during our 2016 conference are now available online. Humongous thanks to Herman Hamilton who puts so much time into making these videos accessible. Watch this month's featured video to meet Herman.

Congratulations to Annamarie for a smashing success at her Rockin' for Meso event

ADAO is excited to announce our 13th Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference is scheduled for April 7-9, 2017.

Together, we are and will continue making change happen.

Linda Reinstein, Social Networks
In This Issue
The passage of TSCA has been briefly delayed as Sen. Rand Paul held the bill so he can fully review the final language. It's not IF - just WHEN.  The U.S. Senate has the votes to pass the TSCA compromise bill and the White House has expressed support.


Herman Hamilton has been an amazing Executive Assistant for ADAO for more than 11 years.  Since coming onboard, Herman has been my right-hand man, a pillar of strength, and a fearless leader.  With a keen attention to details, he works tirelessly on crucial day-to-day items and issues that enable ADAO remain focused our core educational, advocacy, and community efforts.  Meet my friend, Herman. ~ Linda









June: Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Month
June 2: Quincy Jones' Comedy Special "Burning the Light" airs at 7 p.m. PT on HBO
June 6: Janelle Bedel's Wonder Woman Day in Rushville, IN
June 13-14: 5th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers at Middlesex University, London, UK
June 14-16: "BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers" Photo Exhibit by Earl Dotter on Display in Tyler, TX 
June 16-17: UK Oncology Forum in Windsor, UK
June 20-24: Health and Safety Week, United Kingdom
June 21-22: IOSH 2016 Conference in London, UK
June 21-23: SHExpo in London, United Kingdom
July 1: Mesothelioma Action Day, United Kingdom



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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