“Asbestos: One Word. One World. One Week.” April 1 – 7, 2013 Global Asbestos Awareness Week (Overview)

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2013 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Program

Updated on March 27, 2013

Asbestos: One Word. One World. One Week.

Thanks to the U.S. Senate, ADAO now has Senate Resolution 66 designating April 1 -7, 2013 as “Asbestos Awareness Week.”   Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) begins on Monday with ADAO’s exclusive online candlelight vigil to honor for those fighting preventable asbestos-caused diseases and remember those we have lost. Our GAAW campaign will include “7 Facts for 7 Days” and a different asbestos subject each day.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure.  The World Health Organization reported:

  • “About 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace.
  • According to WHO estimates, more than 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposure.”

The USA must stop importing asbestos and pass legislation to ban asbestos.  We all know – asbestos kills. Tweet, post, and share #BanAsbestosNow!

In unity,

Linda Reinstein

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Schedule for Global Asbestos Awareness Week – Please note that the links included in the above schedule will not be live until the scheduled date listed

April 1: Linda Reinstein, “7 Facts for 7 Days” and open with Candlelight Vigil to honor the Warriors fighting asbestos disease and remember those we have lost.

Michael’s Story, “Asbestos Has Changed My Life”

April 2: Dr. Richard Lemen, “Asbestos: What Is It?” ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair explains where asbestos is found and who might be in danger of being exposed.

Mavis’ Story, “Social Media and Mesothelioma”

April 3: Dr. Arthur Frank, “Why Is Asbestos Bad for My Health?” ADAO Science Advisory Board Co-Chair shares information about what you should do if you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

Julie’s Story, “The Power of Public Health Advocacy: A Patient’s Perspective”

April 4: Statement by the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin on National Asbestos Awareness Week 2013 “During National Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, I urge Americans to learn about the dangers of asbestos exposure.”

Janelle’s Story, “I Will Never Be the Same Again” 

ADAO Press Release: U.S. Surgeon General Issues Statement on the Dangers of Asbestos in Support of National Asbestos Awareness Week

April 5: Renae Desai and Linda Reinstein “Share Your Story: The Power of Community” 

Louise’s Story, “I Will Not Die in Vain” 

April 6: Dr. V. Courtney Broaddus, “Toxic Relationship to the Pleura: Update and Future Concerns”  ADAO is proud to feature Dr. Courtney Broaddus’s PowerPoint presentation Asbestos and its Toxic Relationship to the Pleura: Update and Future Concerns, which addresses the impact of asbestos from the US to Canada to Turkey to Australia.

Debbie’s Story, “Mesothelioma and Me” 

Posted on April 7: Linda Reinstein, “Taking Education to the Digital Streets every Sunday for #BanAsbestosNow Action” and close with Candlelight Vigil to honor the Warriors fighting asbestos disease and remember those we have lost, as we finish Global Asbestos Awareness Week in unity.

 Alan Reinstein’s Story, “I’ll Do Anything to Fight Mesothelioma to Have More Time with My Family, Anything”

U.S. Senate Asbestos Resolutions