Linda Reinstein: "Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in the USA" presented at the ANDEVA “International Day of Asbestos Victims” Conference

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Linda Reinstein: "Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in the USA" presented at the ANDEVA “International Day of Asbestos Victims” Conference in Paris, France on October 12, 2012. Conference information …

Linda Reinstein: "Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in the USA" presented at the ANDEVA “International Day of Asbestos Victims” Conference in Paris, France on October 12, 2012. Conference information is online at http://andeva.fr

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  • 1. “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in the USA” ANDEVA International Day of Asbestos Victims Paris, France October 12, 2012 LINDA REINSTEIN Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) President/CEO and Co-founder Linda@adao.us
  • 2. Alan Reinstein, former ADAO President Mesothelioma Victim May 2005 May 2006
  • 3. Education. Advocacy. Community. ADAO is an independent 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization www.adao.usReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 4. Simple ≠ EasyReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 5. “History is a Great Teacher to Those Who Listen”Reinstein 10/12/2012Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 6. • 1989 EPA issued a final rule banning most asbestos- containing products • 1991 this regulation was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans • Only three banned asbestos-containing products are: – flooring felt – rollboard – corrugated, commercial, or specialty paperReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 7. Asbestos Magazine (1981)Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 8. U.S. Asbestos Consumption 2007 - 2011 (Metric Tons in Thousands) 2,000 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 (Metric Tons in 800 Thousands) 600 400 * 200 * 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 9. 2011 •“THE UNITED STATES IS DEPENDENT ON IMPORTS TO MEET MANUFACTURING NEEDS.” •Asbestos consumption in the United States was estimated to be 1,180 metric tons. •Roofing products were estimated to account for about 60% •of U.S. consumption; the chloralkali industry about 35%; and unknown applications, 5%.Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 10. U.S. Surgeon General Statement (2009)Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 11. Asbestos Exposure Continues Consumer Environmental OccupationalReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 12. Environmental Exposure: Natural and Man-made Disasters W.R. Grace Vermiculite Mine Joplin, MO Libby, MTReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 13. Occupational Exposure World Trade Center Disaster 9.11.2001 Under the Steps of the CapitolReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 14. President’s Cancer Panel “Construction workers were found to be 11 times more likely to develop mesothelioma, due to asbestos exposures at the site.”Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 15. Social Responsibility Human Rights Environmental Rights Civil RightsReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 16. “Knowledge is Power”Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 17. Simple ≠ Easy Education Compliance Enforcement On 9/10, 2012, OSHA cited seven construction companies with 45 serious violations for exposing workers to asbestos hazards on construction work site. Proposed penalties total $148,000.Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 18. Reinstein 8/9/2012 Linda@adao.us
  • 19. Education 20,000 Asbestos Fibers 2-3 rice grains 5-6 human hairsReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 20. Advocacy UN: “Building a Culture of Prevention” The International Social Security Association reported that the “cost-benefit potential for investments in prevention may be as strong as 1 : 2.2, and even higher in some cases.”Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 21. CommunityReinstein 10/12/2012
  • 22. Reinstein 10/12/2012
  • 23. Reinstein 9/20/2012