“To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.” — President Theodore Roosevelt
As early as the 1920s and 1930s, American industry discovered that radiation, asbestos, silica, benzene, lead, arsenic and other workplace toxins could cause cancer decades after exposed workers retire. Instead of eliminating toxins and warning workers, the chemical, mining and asbestos industry chose to cover-up the dangers, placing profits over people.
Companies such as foreign-owned CertainTeed are supporting this legislation and supported similar legislation that was rejected last year. Learn how CertainTeed exposed an entire St. Louis neighborhood to asbest0s.
Companies such CertainTeed are behind new legislation that would further injure Missouri workers in these industries who suffer from lung cancer, leukemia, and metal poisoning. During the decades asbestos and other toxins were used, the industry hid information about dangers from workers. Now these companies are trying to avoid responsibility for their actions.