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April 1, 2005 to Serve as First National Asbestos Awareness Day

Washington, DC É March 18, 2005 ---

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization dedicated to serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today applauds Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) for their leadership in designating April 1st as "National Asbestos Awareness Day." This resolution, proposed by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and passed by the Senate today, will raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and asbestos related diseases.

"ADAO praises Senator Reid for his leadership in helping to secure the passage of the Senate Asbestos Awareness Day Resolution, the first bill to truly embrace the rights of current and future asbestos victims," said Alan Reinstein, President, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. "This landmark resolution will spring a global tide of awareness that may help put an end to the needless suffering caused by asbestos Ð by fueling earlier detection, expanded research and better treatment options."

ADAO is calling for participation in the first National Asbestos Awareness Day on April 1, 2005 through numerous targeted activities including "Reflections", an online publication, reviewing the tragic history of asbestos and providing information about preventing exposure and early disease detection featuring an article from Dr. Richard Lemen, retired Assistant Surgeon General. Interested parties can learn more by visiting the ADAO website at www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.

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About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

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

Media Contact:
Douglas Larkin
Communications Director
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Phone: (703) 250-3590 x1245; Cell: (202) 391-1546
doug@asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

 

 


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