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    Linda Reinstein, "Asbestos Kills" Linda Reinstein, "Asbestos Kills" Presentation Transcript

      • Linda Reinstein
      • Mesothelioma Widow
      Asbestos Kills
    • Asbestos kills more than 10,000 American every year
      • Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung and gastrointestinal cancers, and an aggressive cancer called mesothelioma.
    • 2003
    • 2006
    • “ For every life lost to asbestos, a shattered family is left behind”
    • Asbestos Deadly Fibers
    • Asbestos is a Carcinogen
      • Asbestos fibers are invisible, odorless, tasteless and indestructible.
      • Asbestos fibers can remain suspended in air for seconds…or days.
    • Inhaling Asbestos Fibers Cause Irreversible Damage
    • Asbestos Takes Your Breath Away Forever Mesothelioma Lung
    • Asbestos Timeline
      • 1907 First case of asbestos-related disease discussed in the medical literature
      • 1927 The name asbestosis applied to lung scarring caused by asbestos.
      • 1929 Workers begin suing Johns Manville for damages caused by asbestos.
      • 1930 First epidemiology study showing asbestos causes asbestosis and set forth methods to prevent this disease indicating it is asbestos not the job that kills.
      • 1955 Dr. Richard Doll publishes study-linking asbestos to lung cancer.
      • 1964 Irving Selikoff describes the incidence of asbestos related disease among end product users of asbestos in his study of North American Insulation workers.
      • 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act passed resulting in the first workplace standard for asbestos in 1972.
      • 1971 EPA lists asbestos as a hazardous air pollutant.
      • 1976 The International Agency for Research on Cancer list asbestos as a human carcinogen and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health calls for a ban on asbestos in US workplaces.
      • 1989 EPA promulgates Asbestos Ban and Phase – Out Rule which was overruled by the 5th US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • 1976
      • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) list asbestos as a human carcinogen and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health calls for a ban on asbestos in US workplaces.
    • “ The most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop using all types of asbestos.” The World Health Organization 2006
    • 2009
      • Acting Surgeon General Galson promotes asbestos awareness and prevention.
      • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reconfirmed that all commercial asbestos fibers – including chrysotile, cause lung, laryngeal cancer and mesothelioma.
    • Ban Asbestos Now
      • “ One live lost from an asbestos-caused disease is tragic, hundreds of thousands of lives lost is unconscionable.”