Linda Reinstein: Championing Public Health and Asbestos Awareness
For nearly 20 years, Linda Reinstein has been a voice for the voiceless victims of asbestos and a tireless advocate for change.
Co-Founding Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
In 2004, Linda co-founded the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and supporting those affected by them.
2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act
Linda’s efforts were crucial in the passage of the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which strengthened the regulation of toxic substances like asbestos.
Linda Featured in the Media
- EWG’s Women of Courage: A Celebration of Fearless & Compassionate Leadership
- The Hill: Advocate Against Asbestos
- IOSH Interview: Linda Reinstein
- Linda Reinstein and Her Hopes for an Asbestos-Free Future
- Huffington Post: Meet 10 Inspiring People Over 50 Giving Back To The World
- TEDx ManhattanBeach: Linda Reinstein – Turning Anger Into Action
- A Hard Look: The Forgotten Toxin: The Fight to Finally Ban Asbestos on Apple Podcasts
“Linda, congratulations on your magnificent landmark settlements with the EPA forcing the agency to strengthen its environmental risk evaluation. Your dedication and courage in pushing for this over so many years shows how a determined individual can influence others to work for the public good. You have my heartfelt admiration.”
Paul Brodeur, investigative journalist and author of “Expendable Americans” (1974) “The Asbestos Hazard” (1980), and “Outrageous Misconduct: the Asbestos Industry on Trial” (1985)
[Linda is] a tireless champion for countless Americans suffering from asbestos-related diseases and fighting for a TSCA program that actually works to protect people from toxic risks. Linda is a powerful voice for the millions of Americans who get up every morning and go to work, and raise their families; who have done everything right, but who are now facing the painful consequences of some ill-fated toxic exposure they may not even understand, and from a federal government that has, for far too long, failed to take these risks seriously enough.
Representative Paul Tonko (NY 20th District)