The AIHA Catalyst newsletter recently reported that the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (H.R.1603) was passed by the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a 47-1 vote.  The report noted that “It feels very good to have such strong bipartisan support for this public health measure”.

 You can watch the proceedings at URL here, beginning at 01:35:37.

Congratulations to the individuals and groups who have worked diligently to mark this milestone, including  American Public Health Association, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Teamsters, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Heat & Frost Insulation Workers, Int’l Association of Fire Fighters, Environmental Working Group, NRDC, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and more!