Why BAN Asbestos Now?
To eliminate mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.
Many people don’t know the dangers of asbestos and when they find out, they’re shocked. Check out the facts below:
The Environmental Protection Agency, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the American Cancer Society agree asbestos is a carcinogen and that there is no safe level of exposure.
Asbestos is a substance that is still legal to use in manufacturing in the U.S., even though it has been banned in more than 50 other countries.
Not only is asbestos legal in the U.S., but it exists potentially everywhere.
The inhalation of asbestos fibers, whether from direct contact or indirect exposure, can cause serious illnesses including lung cancer and mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
As thousands of people continue to be diagnosed each year with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, every day citizens have no idea that asbestos is still in use.
For more information about asbestos and its harmful effects, check out the links below: