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President's Message
My excitement to share is even greater this month than usual. September has left me with a rush of optimism that we are closer than ever to finally achieving the asbestos ban we've been working toward so hard!
ADAO hosted our 10th successful Senate staff briefing where I was joined by an unrivaled panel of experts from leading public health and environmental organizations. Even better, on September 30, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, which, if passed, would amend TSCA and require EPA to ban asbestos in three years or less.

With respect and sadness, we published our 2016 Mesothelioma Warrior Memorial Video f eaturing "Keep Me In Your Heart" by Warren Zevon.  This year, we had more than 200 dedications, reflecting the power of unity, community, and hope. 

Solidarity was in true force at the 8th Annual Miles for Meso Race in Alton, IL. There were 31 Mesothelioma Warrior Virtual Teams and nearly 1,000 race day runners uniting for a shared goal: to ban asbestos and find a cure. Through incredible generosity, proceeds will benefit ADAO's education, advocacy, and community support efforts.
October is Health Literacy Month; keep an eye out for ADAO's four-part series focusing on prevention, high-risk occupations, early warning symptoms, and treatment of asbestos diseases. Education saves lives, so please share these important blogs on social media.
As always, many thanks to the many ADAO supporters, volunteers, sharers, donors, and sponsors. Your dedication is making a difference.  

Together, we are making change happen.

In This Issue




ADAO Presents a Four-Part Series about Asbestos Disease Awareness and Prevention






Huff Post: "Asbestos: An Equal Opportunity Killer"






The former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) Site Investigation

Bloomberg BNA: EPA Asbestos Review May Trigger Probe of Chlorine Industry


October  6-8:  Brazil's International Seminar on Asbestos , São Paolo, Brazil

October 31 - November:   UICC World Cancer Congress in Paris, France

November 13 - 15:  Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Conference in Adelaide, Australia
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