California-based non-profit, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), published an article, this time last year, reporting cast and crew on the set of iconic 1954 movie 'White Christmas' were exposed to asbestos, used at the time to imitate the peaceful fall of snow.
It's claimed Asbestos was not widely understood to be dangerous back then.
'Outside of Hollywood, people would also use asbestos in their personal homes to flock their Christmas tree. In the 1960s, it was revealed how deadly asbestos is, but even once the asbestos industry was made aware of the health hazards of asbestos, they continued to import and use the carcinogen, risking the health and wellness of Americans everywhere. Since 1900, America has ‘consumed’ more than 31 million tons of asbestos. Even with viable alternatives as an option, the U.S. falls behind the nearly 70 countries who have banned asbestos.'
We at SafetyNet stand with all families affected this Christmas by the scourge of asbestos-related disease. Let's re-dedicate ourselves, in 2023, to the enormous task of eradication.