CJ&D Fact Sheet Uncovers Koch Industries Role in Asbestos Legislation

The asbestos-disease epidemic is one of the longest-running public health crises in the world.  Asbestos is still legal in the United States and kills at least 10,000 Americans every year.  It is estimated that asbestos will have killed 432,465 Americans by 2029.  

Corporations like Koch Industries knowingly hid the dangers of asbestos and profited from its use for decades. In order to evade accountability for their actions, these asbestos corporations are now working through corporate front groups, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to convince state legislators and Congress to pass offensive legislation that places asbestos victims’ privacy at risk and delays and denies justice.

The Center for Justice and Democracy (CJ&D) recently released a fact sheet highlighting Koch Industries’ role in this legislative attack on asbestos victims’ rights. According the research, Koch Industries has a direct financial interest in limiting the rights of asbestos victims and it has been aggressively attempting to do so for nearly a decade.

Corporations that knowingly place workers and consumers in danger need to be held accountable. 

To read the fact sheet in its entirety, click here