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Nationwide Video Search Kicks off Ban Asbestos Campaign
Date:2/10/2010

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ban Asbestos Now," a campaign to build awareness of the continued use of asbestos in the United States, today launched the Ban Asbestos Now Video Search, asking students across the United States to use their creativity to draw national attention to the toxic, and often deadly, substance considered "the largest manmade public health crisis in history" according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO).

Each year, 2000-3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer which is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.  Asbestos has been banned in some 50 countries, however it still exists potentially everywhere throughout the United States, including the ceilings and floors of building that were built before 1980, duct tape, caulking, textured paints, car brakes and automotive parts, and even children's toys.

To help eliminate this deadly killer, the "Ban Asbestos Now" Campaign asks students at colleges, universities and film schools across the United States to submit
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