ADAO Breaks Down Barriers to Vital Public Health Education with Free Live Asbestos and Prevention Conference

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA, Sept. 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — ADAO Breaks Down Barriers to Vital Public Health Education with Free Live Conference

THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASBESTOS DISEASE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WILL BE STREAMED LIVE AND FREE WORLDWIDE

Washington, DC — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy and community work, announced today today that she would break down barriers to education by livestreaming the 17th International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Prevention for free around the world.

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“Our conference is, and always has been, about serving people,” said ADAO co-founder and president Linda Reinstein. “Over the past 17 years, speakers from over 20 countries have attended the ADAO conference; this year, citizens of these countries and people around the world can also participate in the event at no cost.

“There should never be a barrier to education, especially when it comes to vital public health information,” Reinstein said. “Making the conference free is another step towards health equity for all.

The ADAO will also host its second annual “ART, ADVOCACY AND ACTION” festival on Friday, September 16 to recognize the impact of arts and storytelling in raising awareness and preventing fatal asbestos exposure in our communities and in the world.
Then, our esteemed winners will be recognized at the conference awards ceremony following the academic conference, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET on September 17.
This year’s conference will focus on progress in asbestos policy and prevention efforts around the world, and will also examine how asbestos contributes to environmental racism in the United States and around the world. Globally, asbestos has a disproportionate impact on already disenfranchised communities, which are often communities of color and low-income people.

“Our keynote speaker, David Brooks, investigated the role of asbestos in promoting racism in environmental and health policy,” Reinstein said. “Vulnerable communities are more likely to work in factories that use asbestos, or to live in homes and attend schools built with asbestos. This leads to higher rates of fatal diseases in these communities, such as cancer and mesothelioma. It is time to shed light on these disparities and end them once and for all,” she continued.

The full conference program can be viewed online.

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Founded in 2004, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is the largest independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure in order to eliminate asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community initiatives. The 2021 conference sponsors are: Platinum Sponsor Simmons Hanly Conroy, Gold Sponsor The Gori Law Firm and Silver Sponsors: Bailey & Glasser LLP and Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen.

Linda Reinstein
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
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