From the American Association for Justice: Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Lisa Blue on Asbestos Awareness Week
“This Asbestos Awareness Week, we honor and remember the countless lives lost to asbestos diseases, and we renew our commitment to seek justice and accountability from the corporations that knowingly poisoned and killed Americans.
“Asbestos Awareness Week serves as a reminder that asbestos continues to threaten public health and safety. Despite conclusive evidence that asbestos causes several excruciating, fatal diseases, this toxin has not been banned in the United States and is discovered almost every day in our homes, schools, and children’s toys.
“The American Association for Justice (AAJ) applauds the U.S. Senate for designating this week as the 11th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week with the bipartisan, unanimous passage of a Senate Resolution 125, which was led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and cosponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Steve Daines (R-MT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Harry Reid (D-NV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
“Raising awareness this week is a critical first step, but we must continue to shine a light on the corporations that continue to endanger Americans. AAJ applauds Senators Dick Durbin and Edward Markey for their effort to prevent further deaths from asbestos exposure with the introduction of the “Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act” [S. 700], which would finally require asbestos corporations to disclose where they have placed their deadly products.
“We hope that Members of Congress continue the fight for transparency and accountability from the asbestos industry beyond Asbestos Awareness Week, and we encourage them to protect their constituents from the ravages of asbestos diseases by co-sponsoring the READ Act.”
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