The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Applauds the U.S. Congressional Bicameral Introduction of The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, today applauds Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) for the introduction of The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN).
Linda Reinstein, President of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and widow to the bill’s namesake said, “ADAO is thankful to Sen. Merkley, Congresswoman Bonamici, Chairman Pallone, Congresswoman Slotkin and the many original cosponsors for their leadership and dedication to public health. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) will take long-overdue action to stop hundreds of tons of raw asbestos imports and asbestos containing products from entering the U.S. It will protect all Americans — workers, consumers, and children — from being exposed to this deadly threat. Asbestos remains legal, lethal, and a far too common threat. With the passage of ARBAN, we will finally join over 60 countries who have put public health over corporate profit and banned asbestos.”