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    1. 1. MEETING WITH THE UNITED STATESOFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL MARCH 26, 2012 Linda Reinstein President/CEO and Co-Founder
    2. 2. ADAO Memorial Dedication Dr. Stephen Levin 1941-2012 • ADAO Science Advisory Board • Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine • Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine • Co-Director of the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening
    3. 3. Building a Culture of PreventionThe International Social Security Association reported thatthe “cost-benefit potential for investments inprevention may be as strong as 1 : 2.2, and even higherin some cases.”
    4. 4. Education. Advocacy. Community
    5. 5. ADAO Scientific Advisory Board Co-Chairs Arthur Frank, MD, PhD Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPHBrad Black, MD MichaelBarry Castleman, ScD Harbut, MD, HedyRaja Flores, MD Kindler, MD Steven Levin, MD
    6. 6. About ADAO:ADAO is an independent 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and based in Redondo Beach, CA. Mission: To prevent asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma through education, advocacy, and community support initiatives. Community: ADAO’s community is 20,000+ strong and includes medical, scientific, labor and occupational safety and health professionals, government agencies, NGOs, victims of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, and their families.
    7. 7. Alan Reinstein, former ADAO President Mesothelioma Victim May 2005 May 2006
    8. 8. Asbestos is a human carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure
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    10. 10. Senate Resolution 389
    11. 11. U.S. Surgeon General 2009 Statement
    12. 12. How Small is Asbestos?Fibers compared to rice and hair 2-3 rice grains 20,000 Asbestos Fibers 5-6 human hairs
    13. 13. U.S. Asbestos Apparent Consumption (Metric Tons) Data from USGS60,000 2000 – 2010 Total 52,509 Metric Tons50,00040,00030,00020,00010,000 - 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2000 - 2010
    14. 14. U.S. Asbestos: Top Five Facts1. The World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Surgeon General agree: asbestos is a human carcinogen and there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.2. More than 10,000 Americans die every year from preventable asbestos- caused diseases.3. Asbestos has not been banned in the United States.4. The United States still imports raw asbestos and contaminated consumer products.5. Construction workers are 11 times more likely to develop mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure at the site.
    15. 15. Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues 2,000
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    18. 18. ADAO 8th Annual Confernce
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    20. 20. Doug Larkin, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Linda Reinstein, & Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak