Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- I have felt better today. Reporting ADAO and House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Need for TSCA Reform USA


I felt so much better today although I had a bad nights sleep due to a full moon and a lunatic dog. Ray has written about it but  I heard the dog asking to go out at 2.45, I thought he wanted a wee but no he ran to the grass . So I pick a bunch to get him back in. It was ok for a while and then he woke Ray up who went walking with him. I think the moon had worked on him as well. Fancy walking up the dark lane in the early hours.

Louis came back and slept right through Ray made a drink and slept on the Settee, thats where I found him at 7pm.

I had a good day and rested to pull myself back up for Chemo tomorrow.

I have enjoyed making lunch and dinner and that is all I did.

Linda Reinstein has been working so hard in the USA  the press release says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2013

House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Need for TSCA Reform

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Calls for an Immediate Ban of Asbestos to Protect Public Health

Washington, DC— Michael Bradley should be a healthy 29-year-old, but instead wears a colostomy bag, and has undergone two surgeries and chemotherapy.  Michael has been battling mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos, for two years. Janelle Bedel, a 37-year-old mother, wife and warrior, passed away from asbestos exposure in June after battling mesothelioma for six years.

ADAO President Linda Reinstein honored Michael and Janelle today by dedicating her testimony to them at the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy “Regulation of Existing Chemicals and the Role of Pre-Emption under Sections 6 and 18 of the Toxic Substances Control Act” hearing.

“Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, is still legal and lethal in the United States. Americans have lost confidence in the chemical industries’ ability to protect us from toxins,” said Reinstein.  “Congress should draft and pass meaningful TSCA reform legislation that truly strengthens protections for our families and environment by preventing the further use of asbestos.”

“The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has failed to protect public health and our environment.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported from 1900 to 2012, the U.S. used more than 31 million tons of asbestos,” said Reinstein.

Since 1965, nearly 1.4 million tons of asbestos was used just in friction products, such as vehicle brakes and clutches.  In 2012, we used 1,060 tons of asbestos. “Asbestos is responsible for the largest man-made disaster. Without regulations, Americans cannot manage the risk of asbestos or other toxins,” Reinstein asserted in her testimony.

“Alan, Janelle, Michael and hundreds of thousands of asbestos cancer warriors deserve responsibility, accountability and transparency. If no one is accountable, no one is safe. Meaningful TSCA reform addressing these three issues will save lives,” stated Reinstein.

Reinstein also presented the Subcommittee with a petition signed by 2,700 Americans who support a ban of asbestos in the U.S.

“One life lost to a preventable asbestos-caused disease is tragic; hundreds of thousands of lives lost is unconscionable. Congress must protect public health and pass meaningful TSCA reform legislation which empowers the EPA to finally ban asbestos,” Reinstein closed.

http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/23482

The Video is here http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/regulation-existing-chemicals-and-role-pre-emption-under-sections-6-and-18-toxic-substances

I found Asbestos on Ebay being sold in USA and Christine Winter IATP found a book bound in Asbestos on facebook how crazy is that.

I found a comment on ebay and how true it said———–I am shocked that Ebay allows asbestos related products for sale considering that some countries have forbidden its use and others are seeking legislation for the same.  Even the slightest contact with asbestos, just one inhaled fiber, puts you at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of cancer.  I know this to be true as my father recently died from this horrible disease.  Why would you put yourself and others at risk?  Please, please, please – educate yourselves on the danger of .asbestos!!!

Ray pointed out to me it isnt banned in some countries.

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/18/asbestos-bound-first-edition-o.html

Zack sez, “On eBay — a first edition of Bradbury’s anti-book-burning classic signed and numbered by the author — and bound in asbestos, to save it from the firemen depicted in the book. Of course, no telling if that would save it from the Mechanical Hound…” It’s in pretty rough shape, but it’s a much-sought-after rarity (albeit one that should be kept in an airtight plastic bag). Bidding starts at $600.

It is bound in Asbestos the wonder material that had a deadly bite in its make up. The 21st Killer that will carry on killing for years to come.

Rays Blog  http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/thursday-61/

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