Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization unveils findings of asbestos in everyday products

For Immediate Release


Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Unveils Findings of Asbestos in Everyday Products

Products Containing Asbestos Include Children’s Toys, Appliances, Hardware & Household Goods and Home & Garden Items

WHO: The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) featuring expert speakers:

Sean Fitzgerald, President, Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Former Deputy Director and Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (ret.), Rear Admiral, USPHS (ret.)
Linda Reinstein, Co-Founder and Executive Director, ADAO

WHAT: Press Conference to Unveil Research Findings on Products Containing Asbestos

ADAO and guest experts will discuss landmark findings from ADAO and the Scientific Analytical Institute that reveal asbestos in everyday products including children’s toys, appliances, hardware & household goods and home & garden items. The findings, the first in a series of test results, will include specific product examples, analyses on the dangers of asbestos exposure, and the new, younger profile of asbestos victims. ADAO has been working with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and other key members of Congress to implement a full ban on asbestos. The occurrence of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis, is growing out of control. Studies estimate that during the next decade, 100,000 victims in the United States will die of an asbestos related disease annually – equaling 30 deaths per day.

WHERE: National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2007
10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

CONTACT: Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Douglas Larkin
Office: 703-250-3590 x1245
Mobile: 202-391-1546

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Editors and Reporters – Note: Experts are available for one-on-one interviews immediately following the press conference.

About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims a united voice to help ensure that their rights are fairly represented and protected, and raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the often deadly asbestos related diseases. ADAO is funded through voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. For more information visit


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