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.

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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.

Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN)

As an influential stakeholder, Linda has worked tirelessly to promote the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act, urging its passage to protect public health and reduce asbestos-related diseases.

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“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)

Linda’s Blog

“Hidden Secrets. Simple Truths.” by Linda Reinstein

Posted on February 12, 2013 An important part of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s (ADAO) mission is to be the Voice of the Victims of asbestos disease. Our Share Your Story campaign is near and dear to my heart. So when Janelle and Jan invited me to share my story with them, I couldn’t say “no” and yet, … Read More

5 Lessons Learned from Mesothelioma: Coping with Reawakened Grief During Your Healing Journey

Posted on June 14, 2014 “Grief is the price we pay for love,” said Queen Elizabeth II. Grief doesn’t magically end after a loved one’s death, and holidays can bring back powerful memories of longing for happier times. During these past eight years, grief and loss have taught me many lessons about myself, life, and the goodness … Read More