Monday, June 07, 2004

Mesothelioma deaths from asbestos are a national tragedy and a horrific example of this asbestos poisoning tragedy is in Libby, Montana. An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana, Uncovered a National Scandal is an excellent resource for learning about the asbestos tragedy in Libby.

Did you know -

1,900,000 to 2,400,000 people suffer asbestos-caused illness or death in the next 20 years?

Asbestos is NOT banned in the U.S. and in 2001 the U.S. used, mined & imported 26,000,000 pounds of asbestos?

It seems to me that if the Administration valued life as much as it claims, it would seek to ban asbestos so as to end the deaths from asbestos exposure rather than to ban or limit the rights of those ill or dying. On the national level, there is one Republican, Senator Richard C. Shelby, stands up against so-called absestos litigation reform and those dying of mesothelioma.

Wisconsin Mesothelioma Attorney