Posted on September 1, 2021
Mesothelioma Awareness Month: Thirty Irrefutable Asbestos and Mesothelioma Facts for Thirty Days
For ADAO, September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month — a month to raise awareness, remember our loved ones, and take action to prevent asbestos exposure to eliminate mesothelioma and all other asbestos-caused diseases. During the month, ADAO will be sharing asbestos & mesothelioma facts, resources, and community events.
All month long, we’ll be sharing important information about community events as well as facts about asbestos and mesothelioma. For ADAO, September is a month to raise awareness, remember our loved ones, and take action to prevent asbestos exposure to eliminate mesothelioma and all other asbestos-caused diseases.
Asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma, are nearly 100% preventable. The first step towards prevention is education. That is why we invite you to post, tweet and share your story and/or share/repost our content to raise awareness. Whether it is for one day, a week, or the entire month, help us spread the word! Click here for to share our video of all 30 facts and graphics.
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Together we make change happen while we honor and remember those impacted by asbestos.
Mesothelioma Awareness Month: Thirty Irrefutable Asbestos and Mesothelioma Facts
DAY 1: September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month! Thirty Irrefutable Facts for Thirty Days.
DAY 2: Vinyl floor tiles, brake linings, ceiling tiles & spray-on coatings are some of the few materials that can contain asbestos.
DAY 3: Asbestos is a known human carcinogen.
DAY 4: There is no safe or controlled use of asbestos.
DAY 5: Each day, an estimated 100 Americans die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases.
Day 6: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 would have banned the importation, manufacture, processing, and distribution of all forms of asbestos within 12 months.
DAY 7: Asbestos is a known carcinogen that kills an estimated 40,000 Americans every year.
DAY 8: Tonight the FOCKR FORCE 5 (FF5) band and Jordan Zevon are performing live on Facebook to raise asbestos & mesothelioma awareness and funds for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Org.
DAY 9: According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are “Numerous materials substitute for asbestos.”
DAY 10: All types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis.
DAY 11: Asbestos can be found in homes, schools, workplaces, consumer shelves, and our environment.
DAY 12: According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the chlor-alkali industry is the only sector importing and using raw asbestos.
DAY 13: Approximately half of the deaths from occupational cancer are estimated to be caused by asbestos.
DAY 14: Celebrities Warren Zevon, Steve McQueen, Paul Gleason, and Merlin Olsen are few of many who have died from asbestos-related disease.
DAY 15: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 would have required Chlor-alkali plants using asbestos diaphragms to eliminate the use of asbestos and convert to non-asbestos technology within 10 years.
DAY 16: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 would have established a new Right-to-Know program to require asbestos reporting.
DAY 17: Today is the first day of ADAO’s two-day Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference – streaming live online around the world.
DAY 18: Today is the second day of ADAO’s two-day Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference – streaming live online around the world.
DAY 19: Since 1989, an estimated 375,000 metric tons of asbestos has been imported into the U.S.
DAY 20: The United States is the only industrial nation in the world not to ban asbestos.
DAY 21: All six types of asbestos (Chrysotile, Actinolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Crocidolite, and Tremolite) are a human carcinogen.
DAY 22: While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases.
DAY 23: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 had nearly 70 Cosponsors in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
DAY 24: Senator Dick Durbin will fly a flag over the Capitol for Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26) in honor of asbestos victims.
DAY 25: Today is the 13th Alton Miles for Meso Race — raising asbestos & mesothelioma awareness and funds for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Org.
DAY 26: Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day! A day of unity, remembrance, and action.
DAY 27: According to the U.S. Surgeon General: “It is important that we remind Americans about the health dangers of asbestos exposure. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos, I encourage you to speak to your health care professional.”
DAY 28: The World Health Organization (WHO) says, one in every three deaths from occupational cancer is estimated to be caused by asbestos.
DAY 29: The 15 chlor-alkali plants that use asbestos diaphragms are located in 7 states: Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and West Virginia
DAY 30: EPA failed to ban asbestos. The time is now for Congress to act.