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ADAO Founded By Asbestos Disease Victims and Their Families

Second Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference to be Held in April

NEW YORK, NY -- December 30, 2005 -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will be holding its second annual Asbestos Awareness Day on April 1, 2006, at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. The conference brings together physicians, scientists, safety and health directors, and activists as well as asbestos victims and their families. The purpose of the event is two-fold--to increase public knowledge about asbestos exposure, and to provide advanced medical, occupational and environmental information about asbestos-related diseases.

Session topics include:

  • History of asbestos
  • Detecting and treating asbestos-related diseases
  • National and global asbestos legislation
  • Education and training about asbestos
  • Support and resources for asbestos victims and their families

A more complete list of topics and speakers will be posted on the ADAO web site, which also contains registration information.

The ADAO is a group that was founded by asbestos victims. Its goal is to protect the rights of people with asbestos-related diseases and to increase public awareness of the hazards of asbestos. Co-sponsors of the ADAO conference include the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), a non-profit group that provides occupational safety and health training and information to workers and unions.

"Many decades ago science revealed how deadly asbestos is, but exposure continues on the job and in our homes, " commented Joel Shufro, Executive Director of NYCOSH. "We hope this conference will help to eliminate asbestos exposure and the plague of incurable and deadly diseases."

Brayton Purcell applauds the work of the ADAO and congratulates the group on its upcoming conference. We have been advocating on behalf of asbestos victims for over 20 years, and understand the pain caused by a diagnosis of asbestosis, mesothelioma or another asbestos disease. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions about asbestos exposure, your rights and your legal choices.

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