U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

* Full Committee Hearing *

“An Examination of the Health Effects of Asbestos and Methods of Mitigating Such Impacts”

BACKGROUND:                   The Committee on Environment and Public Works will convene a full committee hearing Tuesday to examine the current state of science concerning the health effects of asbestos and potential actions to address those impacts. Witnesses will include Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and national experts on asbestos and public health.

WHEN:                                   Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 10:00am EDT

LOCATION:                          EPW Hearing Room
SD-406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

WEBCAST:                            Video webcast will be available at
https://www.epw.senate.gov starting at 10:00 AM EDT



  • Senator Murray


Panel I


  • David Weissman, M.D., Director, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Captain Aubrey Keith Miller, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Medical Officer & Toxicologist Commissioned Officer, US Public Health Service, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Melanie Marty, Ph.D., Chief, Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch, California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment


Panel II


  • Barry Castleman, ScD, Environmental Consultant
  • Ann Wylie, Ph.D. University of Maryland , Department of Geology
  • David Weill, M.D., M.D., Director, Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant Program, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Former Director of Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer, NIOSH, Assis. Surgeon General, USPHS (ret.)
  • Linda Reinstein, Exec. Dir. and Cofounder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization