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Asbestos: Environmental and   Occupational Exposure Continues  Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)             ...
Speakers   Dr. Richard Lemen, PhD, Assistant Surgeon General,   U.S.P.H.S. (ret.)   Dr. Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmenta...
Education. Advocacy. Community.Reinstein 7.24.2012    Lemen 7.24.12         www.adao.us
ADAO Memorial Dedication                                     Larry                                   1945 – 2012          ...
Reinstein 7.26.2012
Update:                        U.S. Senate Resolution                                 S. 389                      Designat...
“Consequences of Continued           Asbestos Use”                  Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D.        Assistant Surgeon Gener...
What Happens to Asbestos in the Respiratory System                                Nose Filters out                        ...
Are Asbestos-Related Diseases a Pandemic?    A pandemic is the excessive occurrence of     a disease in a large portion of...
Asbestosis deaths increased 20-fold from 1960s to 1990s                    and are continuing                             ...
Relative Inhalation Toxicity of Chemicals            Listed in the EPA’s Toxic Release InventoryAsbestos (friable) (1332-2...
“U.S. Asbestos Product          Imports and Contamination”                      Barry Castleman, ScD                      ...
ADAO Product Testing      5 Products Contaminated            With Asbestos              Monitoring Needed                 ...
Contaminated Asbestos in Stone and Minerals       NIOSH is looking into contaminant asbestos in talc,        stone, & oth...
Safer Substitutions Exist      No U.S. manufacturers make asbestos brake pads,       gaskets, and A-C pipes. Banning impo...
Top Asbestos Facts  1. The US still imports asbestos from Canada and asbestos     products from a large number of countrie...
“Asbestos, Still Legal and Lethal”                      Linda Reinstein               President/Co-Founder  Asbestos Disea...
ADAO Memorial Dedication                                   Alan Reinstein                                     1939 - 2006 ...
How Small is Asbestos?                      2-3 rice grains   20,000 Asbestos Fibers                                      ...
Asbestos is a Proven Human Carcinogen and    There is No Safe Level of ExposureReinstein 7.24.2012
Reinstein 7.24.2012
Environmental Exposure:               Natural and Man-made Disasters                               W.R. Grace Vermiculite ...
Occupational Exposure                      Under the Steps of the CapitolReinstein 7.26.2012
The Human Face of Disease   • New Patient Profile      • Woman      • Under the age of 50      • Environmental or Take-Hom...
“Asbestos: See For Yourself ”Reinstein 7.24.2012
“Asbestos: Regulatory Concerns           and Violations”                        J. Brent Kynoch                     Managi...
Existing Regulations         TSCA           • AHERA – Asbestos in Schools Rule.             Accreditation requirements ex...
Enforcement?        By EPA’s own admission, enforcement is “dismal.”1        Existing regulations are sufficient to prot...
Enforcement Issues        Marco Island, FL – June 5, 2010 settlement - $81,772         – neither contractor nor city take...
What Can Be Done?        Beef Up TSCA, NESHAP, and OSHA, Enforcement           •   Current enforcement is handcuffed by r...
“Get Off the Bench, Get in the       Game, and Immediately Ban                Asbestos”                    Barbara Minty M...
ADAO Memorial Dedication                    Steve McQueen                         1930 - 1980                      Mesothe...
Steve McQueen Marine Corps                Service RecordsMcQueen 7.24.2012
McQueen 7.24.2012
McQueen 7.24.2012
Reinstein 7.24.2012
2012 House Staff Briefing: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"
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2012 House Staff Briefing: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) U.S. House of Representatives staff briefing presentation. Speakers included: Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. Barry Castleman, Linda Reinstein, Brent Kynoch, and Barbara Minty McQueen. (July 24, 2012)

2012 House Staff Briefing: "Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues"

  1. Asbestos: Environmental and Occupational Exposure Continues Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) www.adao.us July 24, 2012Reinstein 7.24.2012
  2. Speakers Dr. Richard Lemen, PhD, Assistant Surgeon General, U.S.P.H.S. (ret.) Dr. Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant Linda Reinstein, ADAO President and Co-Founder J. Brent Kynoch, Managing Director, Environmental Information Association Barbara Minty McQueen, mesothelioma widowReinstein 7.24.2012
  3. Education. Advocacy. Community.Reinstein 7.24.2012 Lemen 7.24.12 www.adao.us
  4. ADAO Memorial Dedication Larry 1945 – 2012 Mesothelioma Victim United Stateswww.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org
  5. Reinstein 7.26.2012
  6. Update: U.S. Senate Resolution S. 389 Designating the first week of April 2012 as `National Asbestos Awareness Week. Resolved, that the Senate urges the Surgeon General, as a public health issue, to warn and educate people that asbestos exposure may be hazardous to their health.Reinstein 7.24.2012
  7. “Consequences of Continued Asbestos Use” Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D. Assistant Surgeon General, U.S.P.H.S. (ret.) July 24, 2012Lemen 7.24.2012
  8. What Happens to Asbestos in the Respiratory System Nose Filters out fibers >100µ long Cilia Clears mucus (and fibers) from lung Lung Cancer Free Alveolar Macrophages (FAMs): Phagocytize fibers within Mesothelioma lung Lemen 7.24.2012
  9. Are Asbestos-Related Diseases a Pandemic? A pandemic is the excessive occurrence of a disease in a large portion of the worldH1N1 Pandemic Asbestos-related diseases 14,142 Deaths worldwide  More than 107,000* Deaths worldwide each year  More than 10,000 Deaths in the U.S. each year***107,000 is probably an underestimate because it doesn’t include other cancers (e.g.Larynx and Ovary)**EWGLemen 7.24.2012
  10. Asbestosis deaths increased 20-fold from 1960s to 1990s and are continuing 1600 1400 Number of Asbestosis Deaths 1200 ICD-10 ICD-9 1000 ICD-8 800 600 400 200 0 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 Source: NIOSHLemen 7.24.2012
  11. Relative Inhalation Toxicity of Chemicals Listed in the EPA’s Toxic Release InventoryAsbestos (friable) (1332-21-4) Known Carcinogen 1,000,000Benzidine (92-87-5) Known Carcinogen 480,000Bis(chloromethyl) ether (542-88-1) Known Carcinogen 440,000N-Nitrosodiethylamine (55-18-5) Known Carcinogen 310,000Propyleneimine (75-55-8) Known Carcinogen 300,000N-Nitroso-N-ethylurea (759-73-9) Known Carcinogen 280,000Diisocyanates (N120) Non-Carcinogen 180,000N-Nitrosodimethylamine (62-75-9) Known Carcinogen 100,000Acrolein (107-02-8) Non-Carcinogen 90,000Cadmium and cadmium compounds (7440-43-9) Known Carcinogen* 90,000Chromium and chromium compounds (7440-47-3) Known Carcinogen 86,000Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) (N575) Known Carcinogen* 71,000 Lemen 7.24.2012
  12. “U.S. Asbestos Product Imports and Contamination” Barry Castleman, ScD Environmental Consultant July 24, 2012Castleman 7.24.2012
  13. ADAO Product Testing 5 Products Contaminated With Asbestos Monitoring Needed Once a ban is enacted, the U.S. will need to analyze imported products so that Americans will not be endangered by unlabeled asbestos products which may already be coming in (violating OSHA regulations).Castleman 7.24.2012
  14. Contaminated Asbestos in Stone and Minerals  NIOSH is looking into contaminant asbestos in talc, stone, & other minerals.  The California Air Resource Board (CARB 435) limit of 0.25% asbestos in stone and gravel should be able to be met nation-wide. Castleman 7.24.2012
  15. Safer Substitutions Exist  No U.S. manufacturers make asbestos brake pads, gaskets, and A-C pipes. Banning imports of these asbestos products protects U.S. workers and companies.  Non-asbestos diaphragms and membrane cell technology are alternatives to discredited asbestos diaphragm and mercury cell technology.Castleman 7.24.2012
  16. Top Asbestos Facts 1. The US still imports asbestos from Canada and asbestos products from a large number of countries. Monitoring of asbestos product imports for OSHA cancer labeling is needed. 2. There are safer substitutes to asbestos that provide equal functionality at comparable costs. 3. 55 countries worldwide have banned asbestos. The United States still has not.Castleman 7.24.2012
  17. “Asbestos, Still Legal and Lethal” Linda Reinstein President/Co-Founder Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) July 24, 2012Reinstein 7.24.2012
  18. ADAO Memorial Dedication Alan Reinstein 1939 - 2006 Mesothelioma Victim United Stateswww.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org
  19. How Small is Asbestos? 2-3 rice grains 20,000 Asbestos Fibers 5-6 human hairsReinstein 7.24.2012
  20. Asbestos is a Proven Human Carcinogen and There is No Safe Level of ExposureReinstein 7.24.2012
  21. Reinstein 7.24.2012
  22. Environmental Exposure: Natural and Man-made Disasters W.R. Grace Vermiculite Mine Joplin, MO Libby, MTReinstein 7.26.2012
  23. Occupational Exposure Under the Steps of the CapitolReinstein 7.26.2012
  24. The Human Face of Disease • New Patient Profile • Woman • Under the age of 50 • Environmental or Take-Home Exposure • 10,000 annual asbestos-caused deaths in the USA • 107,000 annual asbestos-caused deaths globally • 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United StatesReinstein 7.26.2012
  25. “Asbestos: See For Yourself ”Reinstein 7.24.2012
  26. “Asbestos: Regulatory Concerns and Violations” J. Brent Kynoch Managing Director, EIA July 24, 2012 “Our multi-disciplinary membership collects, generates and disseminates information about environmental issues in buildings and facilities.”Kynoch 7.24.2012
  27. Existing Regulations  TSCA • AHERA – Asbestos in Schools Rule. Accreditation requirements extended to public and commercial buildings.  NESHAP • The 1% rule. • All buildings must be inspected for asbestos prior to demolition or renovation.  OSHA – Exposure limits regardless of %.Kynoch 7.24.12
  28. Enforcement?  By EPA’s own admission, enforcement is “dismal.”1  Existing regulations are sufficient to protect worker and environmental health.  Budgets (for inspectors) continue to be cut, but “encouragement” can and should be pushed downhill.Kynoch 7.24.2012
  29. Enforcement Issues  Marco Island, FL – June 5, 2010 settlement - $81,772 – neither contractor nor city take liabilityKynoch 7.24.2012
  30. What Can Be Done?  Beef Up TSCA, NESHAP, and OSHA, Enforcement • Current enforcement is handcuffed by red tape and lack of power. • Provides jobs. • Pays for itself. • Enforcement will stem violations that lead to exposures, disease and death.  Increase education and encourage funding. • Demolition and renovation permits. • Greater involvement at local levelKynoch 7.24.2012
  31. “Get Off the Bench, Get in the Game, and Immediately Ban Asbestos” Barbara Minty McQueenMcQueen 7.24.2012 July 24, 2012
  32. ADAO Memorial Dedication Steve McQueen 1930 - 1980 Mesothelioma Victim United StatesMcQueen 7.24.2012
  33. Steve McQueen Marine Corps Service RecordsMcQueen 7.24.2012
  34. McQueen 7.24.2012
  35. McQueen 7.24.2012
  36. Reinstein 7.24.2012

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