The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has announced that it will hold a press conference next week to 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.
According to a press release from the organization, the conference will be held at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club on Friday, October 5th and will include statements by expert speakers including Sean Fitzgerald, president of the Scientific Analytical Institute; and Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D., Former Deputy Director and Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Assistant Surgeon General. Linda Reinstein, the co-founder and executive director of ADAO will also speak.
The press conference will present the first findings of the study and will include specific product examples, analyses on the dangers of asbestos exposure, and data on the new, younger profile of asbestos victims, notes the press release.
The ADAO, formed in 2004 by asbestos victims and their families, continues to work with members of Congress, including Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash), to fight for a total ban on asbestos in the U.S. The organization is staffed by volunteers and funded by voluntary contributions.