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Asbestos Victims Unite: “Out of the hottest fire comes the strongest steel”

June 2011: Linda and Larry at the MARF Symposium

June 2011: Linda and Larry at the MARF Symposium

I wanted to share two recent Facebook posts from Larry, one of the most courageous mesothelioma patients I have ever met during these past nine years.  The old Chinese Proverb must have written this for Larry and our ADAO family, “Out of the hottest fire comes the strongest steel.”  Larry, we all love you!   In unity, Linda Reinstein

*Note – the below are UNEDITED*

ADAO- is the World’s leading force on Banning Asbestos manufacturing and use in the USA- Eventually, Uncle Sam will realize USA has covered up and lied about how deadly Asbestos is. Pay off’s / corruption since 1928- must end now. Having ADAO is an inspiration to me. Please support the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.  Also contact your Senators and Congressman to push for a Total Ban on Asbestos- It is so bad that Asbestos industry and insurers have even paid off a Member of our Supreme Court- It is not just a Democratic or Republican problem-Both Parties on the take. End result- more deaths and little research money for a cure.

Larry wrote: “Staying Mad at Uncle Sam is fueling my desire to beat Mesothelioma and deal with the endless amount of politicians that either don’t care or have taken trips and money from asbestos industry- The biggest fools have been University Professors that have been given money to write articles saying asbestos is safe- Chief Justice Stephen Breyer has written Mesothelioma victims are faking the disease- He leads the pack – HARVARD (Educated ) – Corrupted by Insurance money and false information- He is an embarrassment to our country and our hard working men and women.- Other folks that have shown arrogance and made no effort to help are Senator Joseph Lieberman CT and Sen. Bill Nelson FL- Both sent me the same form letter response to my plea for help. The letter must have been by the asbestos industry for them. The weakness in our Government shows more everyday- the corruption of power using $$$ is evident even to uneducated grunts like me. As a veteran I have contacted the American Legion Heads- They are just plan Stupid- don’t need any pay offs.”

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More Good News From ADAO:



REDONDO BEACH, Calif.- A Statement from Linda Reinstein, Co-Founder, President & CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization regarding the Canadian Chrysotile Institute’s recent closure:


“On behalf of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), we are pleased to announce that the Montreal-based pro-asbestos Chrysotile Institute has officially announced its closure. ADAO travelled to Washington, D.C. in October 2011 to discuss the asbestos problem with Canadian Embassy officials and is thrilled to hear the news of the end of such a large pro-asbestos Canadian entity. The Institute, first formed in 1984, has for decades promoted the safe use of chrysotile asbestos on behalf of Canada’s asbestos mining industry. Poignantly, news of the institution’s closure first broke on Saturday, April 28, recognized around the world as International Workers’ Memorial Day, and subsequent phone calls discovered that the institute’s phone number was no longer in service. This signals a momentous step towards the cessation of the mining and exportation of asbestos in Canada, and symbolizes a promising future for the effort to globally protect public health.  According to the Montreal Gazette, Pat Martin, Member of Parliament, a former miner and longtime critic of the asbestos industry, said, “I see it as a real tipping point in the movement to get Canada out of the asbestos industry.”


On the heels of the Eternit criminal verdict for Stephan Schmidheiny and Louis Cartier de Marchienne in Turin, Italy, ADAO is confident in the global progress towards an end to asbestos. However, while the Canadian Chrysotile Institute was a hugely powerful government-sponsored supporter of asbestos and pro-asbestos rhetoric, it is important to remember that equivalent organizations still exist in asbestos-producing countries such as Russia and BrazilThe World Health Organization estimates that 107,000 people die every year from asbestos-related diseases and our battle is far from over yet.”


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About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit

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