February has come to an end, and ADAO is looking forward to bold and productive actions in the coming months of 2021! Our legal and legislative work has become even more important and confirms the US needs to ban asbestos imports and use.
On February 5, ADAO and the Brazilian Association of People Exposed to Asbestos (ABREA) released a joint statement responding to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) 2020 data on asbestos imports that revealed the United States imported an estimated 300 metric tons of raw chrysotile asbestos, an increase of more than 30% from Brazil.
Check out our calendar for exciting March and April events including:
On March 24 at 2:00 pm ET, ADAO will host our eighth Zoom conversationfeaturing Barry Castleman, ScD; Arthur Frank, MD, PhD; Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH; and Bob Sussman to discuss the history of asbestos, prevention, policy, and ADAO’s legal and legislative actions and outcomes. Registration is required.
As we prepare for Global Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1 -7), we are continuing to research and monitor asbestos imports and use in the United States.
Our work is made possible by our generous sponsors and donors. Our first 2021 Platinum sponsor is the Simmons Hanly Conroy firm. There are limited sponsorship opportunities which will be finalized on March 31. ADAO is the only independent nonprofit dedicated to education, advocacy, and community efforts to prevent asbestos exposure to eliminate all asbestos-caused diseases. Please contact me if you are interested in supporting ADAO’s important education, advocacy, and community efforts.