<ul><li>Linda Reinstein </li></ul><ul><li>Mesothelioma Widow </li></ul>Asbestos Kills
Asbestos kills more than 10,000 American every year <ul><li>Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung and gastro...
2003
2006
“ For every life lost to asbestos, a shattered family is left behind”
Asbestos Deadly Fibers
Asbestos is a Carcinogen <ul><li>Asbestos fibers are invisible, odorless, tasteless and indestructible. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Inhaling Asbestos Fibers Cause Irreversible Damage
Asbestos Takes Your Breath Away Forever Mesothelioma Lung
Asbestos Timeline <ul><li>1907  First case of asbestos-related disease discussed in the medical literature </li></ul><ul><...
1976 <ul><li>The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) list asbestos as a human carcinogen and the National I...
“ The most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop using all types of asbestos.”  The World Health...
2009 <ul><li>Acting Surgeon General Galson promotes asbestos awareness and prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>The International...
Ban Asbestos Now <ul><li>“ One live lost from an asbestos-caused disease is tragic, hundreds of thousands of lives lost is...
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Linda Reinstein, "Asbestos Kills"

  1. 1. <ul><li>Linda Reinstein </li></ul><ul><li>Mesothelioma Widow </li></ul>Asbestos Kills
  2. 2. Asbestos kills more than 10,000 American every year <ul><li>Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung and gastrointestinal cancers, and an aggressive cancer called mesothelioma. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2003
  4. 4. 2006
  5. 5. “ For every life lost to asbestos, a shattered family is left behind”
  6. 6. Asbestos Deadly Fibers
  7. 7. Asbestos is a Carcinogen <ul><li>Asbestos fibers are invisible, odorless, tasteless and indestructible. </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos fibers can remain suspended in air for seconds…or days. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inhaling Asbestos Fibers Cause Irreversible Damage
  9. 9. Asbestos Takes Your Breath Away Forever Mesothelioma Lung
  10. 10. Asbestos Timeline <ul><li>1907 First case of asbestos-related disease discussed in the medical literature </li></ul><ul><li>1927 The name asbestosis applied to lung scarring caused by asbestos. </li></ul><ul><li>1929 Workers begin suing Johns Manville for damages caused by asbestos. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>1955 Dr. Richard Doll publishes study-linking asbestos to lung cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>1964 Irving Selikoff describes the incidence of asbestos related disease among end product users of asbestos in his study of North American Insulation workers. </li></ul><ul><li>1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act passed resulting in the first workplace standard for asbestos in 1972. </li></ul><ul><li>1971 EPA lists asbestos as a hazardous air pollutant. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>1989 EPA promulgates Asbestos Ban and Phase – Out Rule which was overruled by the 5th US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1976 <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ The most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop using all types of asbestos.” The World Health Organization 2006
  13. 13. 2009 <ul><li>Acting Surgeon General Galson promotes asbestos awareness and prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reconfirmed that all commercial asbestos fibers – including chrysotile, cause lung, laryngeal cancer and mesothelioma. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ban Asbestos Now <ul><li>“ One live lost from an asbestos-caused disease is tragic, hundreds of thousands of lives lost is unconscionable.” </li></ul>

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