Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Proposal Aims to Help Americans Spot Asbestos Products

March 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Legislation introduced today by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill) would set up a federal online database of information about products that contain asbestos and where those items are likely to be found. The Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act (S. 700) would require all those who[…]

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Lethal and Still Legal: Asbestos Flows into U.S. Ports

New National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Continuing Threats from Asbestos March 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Many Americans believe asbestos was banned decades ago. But the deadly substance remains legal, with more than 8 million pounds entering U.S. ports since 2006, according to an analysis of federal trade data released today by[…]

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New Congress Aligns with Asbestos Industry

Pushes for Bill on World Cancer Day that Denies Justice for Victims Contact: Monica Amarelo (202) 667-6982 press@ewgactionfund.com For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WASHINGTON – World Cancer Day should serve as a reminder that asbestos can cause cancer and kill. Instead, the new Congress today underscored how tone deaf[…]

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FACT Act Favors Asbestos Industry Over Justice, Public Health

Would waste assets meant to help victims, invade privacy and delay compensation Contact: Monica Amarelo (202) 667-6982 press@ewgactionfund.com For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Legislation re-introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would place new burdens on asbestos bankruptcy trusts, slowing compensation to victims suffering from fatal asbestos-related diseases[…]

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