Committee Formed to Ban Asbestos From America
Deaths from mesothelioma have increased every year since tracking began in 1980. Asbestos kills more than 10,000 men, women, and children every year, reports Business Wire.
In an effort to end exposure to asbestos and to end this deadly disease, public health advocates led by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and The John McNamara Foundation have formed the Committee to Ban Asbestos in America. In 1976, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended the only way to prevent asbestos-related diseases is to ban its use. The CBAA is bringing this recommendation before Congress and the President to see that asbestos is banned and to fund critical medical programs.
Doctors and scientists agree asbestos is a carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Preventing exposure is the only way to insure safety. Recent testing confirmed asbestos is still found in consumer products, including toys.
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