Labor Day: Light a Candle with ADAO to Honor and Remember Workers Exposed to Asbestos

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Labor DayPosted on August 29, 2013

“Labor Day … is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”  ~ U.S. Department of Labor

On Monday, September 2, 2013, we will celebrate American workers, but we will also remember the workers we have lost to work-related diseases. We will honor the people who, in their efforts to support their families and put food on the table, lost their lives from on-the-job exposure to toxins such as asbestos.

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

We invite you to light candles with us in memory of workers who have lost their battle with asbestos disease and in support of the courageous Mesothelioma Warriors who became ill due to workplace exposure and continue to fight for each breath. At ADAO, we work towards a future Labor Day when all workers and their families are safe from asbestos.

Together, change is possible.