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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Asbestos Disease Awareness meeting and Week – Another Part of the Battle for Minds When Thinki

The text in bold below is from one of many press releases and "articles" generated by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. The organization issues a constant stream of "news," thus creating many online references to asbestos and litigation. Accordingly, it provides "priming" for causing people to associate asbestos, disease and litigation, thus fitting well into the desire of the plaintiff’s bar to encourage a "fast," automatic "system 1" reaction in favor of litigation when someone becomes sick. This stream runs some what counter to the various "fraud in litigation" streams of "news" continuously distributed by insurer sponsored groups and others. See generally: Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Nobel prize winner, Daniel Kahneman, and prior posts such as here.

"The 8th annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference this weekend in Los Angeles, California, will feature participants from nine different countries, highlighting the global public health crisis that has crossed all geographic boundaries.

The event, hosted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, is designed to honor, inform and galvanize support that could lead to a future without this toxic mineral or the destructive path that it plows.


Saturday will be filled with a wide range of speakers and presentations. Doctors Richard Lemen (Emory University) and Arthur Frank (Drexel University) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for work toward reducing asbestos-caused disease. Joel Shufro (New York City Occupational Safety and Health) will be presented with the Tribute of Inspiration Award. Patients Debbie Brewer, from the United Kingdom, and Larry Davis, from South Florida, will be honored for their work in helping others while fighting their own disease."

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