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Linda Reinstein, "Asbestos Kills"

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  • 1.
    • Linda Reinstein
    • Mesothelioma Widow
    Asbestos Kills
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 2003
  • 4. 2006
  • 5. “ For every life lost to asbestos, a shattered family is left behind”
  • 6. Asbestos Deadly Fibers
  • 7. Asbestos is a Carcinogen
    • Asbestos fibers are invisible, odorless, tasteless and indestructible.
    • Asbestos fibers can remain suspended in air for seconds…or days.
  • 8. Inhaling Asbestos Fibers Cause Irreversible Damage
  • 9. Asbestos Takes Your Breath Away Forever Mesothelioma Lung
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. “ The most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop using all types of asbestos.” The World Health Organization 2006
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. Ban Asbestos Now
    • “ One live lost from an asbestos-caused disease is tragic, hundreds of thousands of lives lost is unconscionable.”

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