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Reinstein: “The Fight to Ban Asbestos in the United States” (Brazil 2016)

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Brazil's International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach presentation BLOG: http://bit.ly/brazilday1

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Reinstein: “The Fight to Ban Asbestos in the United States” (Brazil 2016)

  1. 1. LINDA REINSTEIN Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) President/CEO and Co-Founder Linda@adao.us “The Fight to Ban Asbestos in the United States” Linda@adao.us
  2. 2. Linda@adao.us Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization REGISTERED 501 (c)(3) NONPROFIT ADAO does not make legal referrals Education Advocacy Community Linda@adao.us
  3. 3. ADAO 10th Congressional Briefing Dedicated to Brazil’s Asbestos Miners and Victims Linda@adao.us
  4. 4. Asbestos kills 15,000 Americans each year Linda@adao.us
  5. 5. 31 Million Metric Tons Asbestos Consumption 1900 - 2016
  6. 6. 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 800,000 900,000 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 U.S. Asbestos Consumption 1906First case of asbestos-related disease 1929 Workers begin suing Johns Manville 1964 Dr. I. Selikoff 1973 Record high 803,000 MT 1989 EPA Bans Asbestos 1991 Ban Overruled Linda@adao.us
  7. 7. 1989: EPA Bans Asbestos 1991: Ban Overturned After Industry Sueslinda@adao.us
  8. 8. Mesothelioma and Asbestosis Deaths (1999 - 2014) Linda@adao.us 3,400 3,500 3,600 3,700 3,800 3,900 4,000 4,100 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Deaths
  9. 9. Can’t • Identify or manage the risk Linda@adao.usLinda@adao.us
  10. 10. Asbestos exposure accounted for nearly two-thirds of the global burden of all occupational carcinogens (2013) Linda@adao.us
  11. 11. Russia China Brazil Kazakhstan India Indonesia Top Six Asbestos Producers and Users (2013) Accounted for 45% of the Global Population Linda@adao.us
  12. 12. President Obama Signs TSCA Reform into Law Linda@adao.us
  13. 13. Linda@adao.us In 2015, the US chlor-alkali industry used over 300 metric tons of chrysotile asbestos from Brazil.
  14. 14. Linda@adao.us
  15. 15. Over 60% of U.S. chlor-alkali industry relies on technology that uses asbestos diaphragms. linda@adao.us
  16. 16. Chlor-Alkali Asbestos Exposure Pathways 1. Mining and Milling 2. Transporting 3. Storage 4. Chlor-alkali Processing 5. Spillage and Clean-up 6. Removal/Replacement of Asbestos Diaphragms 7. Disposal Linda@adao.us
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  19. 19. Linda@adao.us
  20. 20. Consensus U.S. Must Ban Asbestos Now
  21. 21. linda@adao.us
  22. 22. www.gban.net
  23. 23. linda@adao.us
  24. 24. Obrigado Linda@adao.us @Linda_ADAO

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