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Scientific and Medical Facts about Chrysotile Asbestos Released by the Environmental Information Association and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization


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Chevy Chase, MD & Redondo Beach, CA, Apr 27, 2009 -
For Immediate Release:



Experts Re-Confirm That All forms of Asbestos, including Chrysotile,
are Carcinogenic–
Cancer Causing

The Environmental Information Association (EIA) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) today announced the development of the Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet (CAFS). The EIA and ADAO concluded, along with the majority of scientific agencies, that there is sufficient evidence to support that all forms of asbestos, including chrysotile, are carcinogenic and are responsible for asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, laryngeal and ovarian cancers.

The CAFS provides clear, easily digested information on the dangers of chrysotile, compiled by asbestos medical experts and scientists with a collective 300 plus years of experience and hundreds of peer review scientific publications on asbestos among themselves.

The Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet will be presented to the United States Congress as a scientifically developed paper in support of the continued efforts to ban asbestos. The Environmental Information Association and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization continues to educate the public and government representatives to the dangers of asbestos.

“The Environmental Information Association is proud to collaborate with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization to produce the EIA/ADAO Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet, in an effort to clarify the misinformation released on the very real dangers of asbestos exposure,” said J. Brent Kynoch, Managing Director, Environmental Information Association. “We will continue our endeavor for full acknowledgement by the asbestos industry, and widespread education of the public, of the risks associated with asbestos.”

“Somberly, we honor and remember victims today on Worker’s Memorial Day who have died from asbestos exposure,” said Linda Reinstein, Executive Director, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. “Asbestos exposure is the world’s leading cause of cancer in the workplace and the United States Congress must act now and ban asbestos. Prevention is our only cure for asbestos-caused diseases.”

The contributors of the document include: Michael Breu CIH, Dana Brown, Dr. Ronald Dodson, William Ewin, Joy Finch, Sean Fitzgerald, Dr. Arthur Frank, Steve Hays PE CIH, Dave Hogue, Brent Kynoch, Tom Laubenthal, Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. James Millette, Linda Reinstein, Andreas Saldivar, and Dr. James Webber.

Environmental Information Association (EIA)
The Environmental Information Association is a multidisciplinary association that collects, generates and disseminates information concerning environmental health hazards to occupants of buildings, industrial sites and other facilities. For information contact the National Headquarters at www.eia-usa.org.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. 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 volunteer organization. For more information visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org .

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Media Contacts:
J. Brent Kynoch
Environmental Information Association (EIA)
Phone: 888-343-4342
bkynoch@kynoch.com

Doug Larkin
Director of Communications
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Phone: 202-391-1546
doug@asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

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