229449 Case Study of Asbestos: Education and Advocacy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Linda Reinstein , Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Redondo Beach, CA
Persistent misunderstanding of asbestos related disease hampers the efforts of families and communities in addressing its prevention. From the promotion of proper respiratory devices through safe use and discard of asbestos products, policy can only follow education and the information; education regarding this substance are sadly lacking in all arenas. Upon diagnosis, the science of treatment resources and information for families engender confusion and despair. The long term exposure history related to asbestos confounds the prevention.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe how lack of education increases risk of asbestos exposure as delays in diagnosis will often reduce treatment options Define the widening social class disparity, and public impact of removing exposure

Keywords: Occupational Safety, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Executive Director of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and expert witness regarding asbestos disease
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.