The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been fighting to ban asbestos in the United States since 2004. Recently, Congress delayed the vote on ADAO’s Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN).
We are approaching the New Year; if Congress does not pass ARBAN before then, the ADAO will have to begin again with hearings and committee votes. If the ban is delayed further, it is estimated that another 1,200 tons of asbestos will be imported into the US-exposing more Americans to asbestos.
The ADAO is confident that with bipartisan support, the bill will move forward.
ADAO hopes that Congress can reconcile any issues and concerns and pass ARBAN so it can move to the Senate and finally, be signed into law.
The President and CEO of the ADAO, Linda Reinstein, is a former client of Brayton Purcell, LLP. Mrs. Reinstein’s husband, Alan Reinstein, was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Call our office today to inquire more about the ADAO and its potential impact.