|By Business Wire||
|December 5, 2013 05:54 PM EST||
Today, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), released the mobile app on the subject of asbestos. ADAO is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community.
The ADAO app, available on iTunes under "ADAO Asbestos Information," connects users to the latest news regarding treatments for mesothelioma, a cancer caused only by asbestos, and ways to prevent asbestos exposure. Touch the icons to learn about ADAO’s three initiatives – Education, Advocacy and Community – and “Connect With Us” to access social networks.
“Many of us can think back to the heartbreaking time when we first heard the news that a loved one had an asbestos-caused disease,” said ADAO President and Co-Founder Linda Reinstein. “It took me many weeks to even begin to understand the diagnosis my husband had received and find the very limited treatment options available at that time. ADAO is committed to replacing fear, loneliness and confusion with the knowledge that there are others who want to support them.”
An exclusive feature from the mobile app includes a direct dial to three government agencies: Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These direct dials give people easy access to report an asbestos-related problem or request information.
“Navigating the health care system maze is complex – but it shouldn’t be,” added Reinstein. “Although, we do not make medical referrals, the app provides easy access to information, including a list of 25 hospitals in ten states that we’ve compiled over the past ten years, where specialized treatment for mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases is offered.”
ADAO’s app addresses the most commonly asked questions from www.adao.us and is designed for patients and their families who want to know more about their disease, workers who want to better understand how to protect themselves from exposure at work, and homeowners wanting to know where asbestos might be found in their homes.
About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.