ADAO House Staff Briefing: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is holding a House Staff Briefing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340

Title: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"

Speakers: Barbara McQueen, Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. Barry Castleman, Linda Reinstein, and Brent Kynoch

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ADAO House Staff Briefing: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"

  1. 1. Staff Luncheon Sponsored by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340 Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure ContinuesPresently, the only two ways to eliminate environmental and occupational asbestos-caused diseaseare prevention and cure.Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that continues to be used and imported to the UnitedStates by builders and manufacturers for use in cars, buildings, and thousands of householdproducts. An asbestos ban will greatly reduce asbestos exposure and prevent future asbestos-relateddeaths in decades to come. Asbestos is a proven human carcinogen, and the World HealthOrganization, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Surgeon General has each declared thatthere is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Even limited exposure over a short period of time canlead to disease decades later. In fact, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases claim thelives of more than 10,000 Americans each year. Though alternative substitutes exist and more than55 countries worldwide have banned asbestos, the United States continues to import this hazardousmineral.This luncheon will feature a panel of experts available to discuss the scientific, medical,environmental, economic, and legislative history of asbestos. Join us to learn more about thisimportant public health issue.Please RSVP by completing the online form http://bit.ly/vtJ9zD by Thursday July 19. Directquestions to: Linda Reinstein at Linda@adao.us or (310) 251-7477. SpeakersBarbara McQueen, wife of late actor Steve McQueen, mesothelioma widow and authorDr. Richard Lemen, PhD, MSPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (Ret.), Rear Admiral,USPHS (Ret.)Dr. Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental ConsultantLinda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization President/CEO and Co-FounderBrent Kynoch, Environmental Information Association The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit, dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community. Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization 1525 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 318 · Redondo Beach · California · 90278 · 310.251.7477 www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org

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