Asbestos Awareness


We must continue to advance asbestos awareness around the globe by educating the public on the hazards of its use.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is an independent organization, founded by asbestos victims and their families, dedicated to promoting asbestos awareness through education, advocacy and community. Every year, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos related diseases.

What is ADAO’s Mission?

The primary mission of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is to advance asbestos awareness around the globe by educating the public on the hazards of asbestos exposure, creating a supportive community for asbestos disease victims and their families, playing an active advocacy role in Washington D.C. and funding ongoing research to develop new and improved treatment methods and to search for a cure.

The ADAO community is comprised of a group of individuals joined in a common goal to provide a strong, unified “Voice of the Victims”. As a result of the consistent, unyielding dedication and commitment of everyone in the community this “voice” continues to strengthen each year. Together, the ADAO community has worked to influence important asbestos legislation, created important educational tools to promote public awareness and supported medical research to develop new and emerging treatment protocols. Most importantly they have fostered strong personal bonds and friendships that, in many instances, have proven to be the best “medicine” of all.

ELSM Offers Continued Support to ADAO

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen remains firmly committed to ADAO’s mission and vision of promoting global asbestos awareness. The vast majority of ELSM clients are mesothelioma victims and/or their family members. In working with our clients, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects that asbestos disease can have and this has strengthened our resolve to continue to provide financial support to organizations, like ADAO, that are dedicated to increasing awareness about the harmful effects of asbestos and ending the suffering that is caused by it.

Current Events Sponsored by ADAO

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization held its 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference from September 17 - 18, 2021 (virtually). The event was once again an overwhelming success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the conference speakers, honorees, volunteers, and sponsors. Over the course of the two-day event, over 40 renowned asbestos experts and asbestos victims presented on four key areas: 1) Progress and Challenges From the Frontline; 2) Medical Advancements; 3) Prevention; and 4) Advocacy. A significant highlight of the event was the recognition of the 2021 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference honorees. Among those honored included a doctor recognized for her dedication to increasing awareness and prevention efforts to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases, both a former and current congressman for their commitments to awareness, prevention, and policy to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, and a talented director, producer, and writer who is using his comedic talent to raise awareness and action for mesothelioma and asbestos-caused diseases. These were just a few of the influential individuals who were honored at this year’s conference with special awards. The law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen was proud to support the 2021 ADAO conference as a Silver Sponsor.


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