Support Global Asbestos Awareness Week and Sign the Declaration for a Worldwide Asbestos Ban.

Posted on January 4, 2015

GAAW Canva (1)The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is exciting to once again be working with community leaders to make the 2016 Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) from April 1-7 impactful and successful.

Since the awareness campaign began over a decade ago, ADAO, along with our partners, have dedicated over 60 days to asbestos awareness. The global message is strong, simple, and united: asbestos is a known human carcinogen, there is no safe level of exposure, and asbestos must be banned. 

Thanks to The McOnie Agency, last year GAAW international communications efforts dramatically increased. This year, we will again feature blogs and resources from around the world. Heather Von St James, Lou Williams, and Mavis Nye will be taking a leadership role by representing the USA, Australia, and the United Kingdom respectively.

Although Global Asbestos Awareness Week was first championed by ADAO, it is truly a collaborative effort. Individual and organization efforts and actions fuel awareness and prevention.  It is only with your voice that we can work with others to end the deadly legacy of asbestos.

In the spirit of community, please share your plans and individual ideas for spreading awareness of asbestos on our website and Facebook page, or connect with us on our social media accounts to keep up with the activities planned for the week. As always, thank you for your support.

On April 1, 2016 we will publish the Declaration for a Worldwide Asbestos Ban list of signatories.  Click here to view over 700 names from last year. 

Together, change is possible.


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