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Mesothelioma Awareness Month: Thirty Irrefutable Asbestos Facts for Thirty Days

Posted on September 1, 2020

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September is here! We’re spending this month gearing up and focusing on raising mesothelioma awareness and asbestos prevention. 

All month long, we’ll be sharing important info about community events as well as facts about asbestos and mesothelioma.

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 our content to spread awareness. Whether it is for one day, a week, or the entire month, help us spread the word! For a complete library of our graphics, click here for our official Facebook album.

Follow the online conversation by using #BanAsbestos.

Together we make change happen while we honor and remember those impacted by asbestos.

Linda

@Linda_ADAO 

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Mesothelioma Awareness Month: Thirty Irrefutable Asbestos Facts for Thirty Days Graphics

DAY 1: September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month! Thirty 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 carcinogen

DAY 4: There is no safe or controlled use of asbestos

DAY 5: Each day 100 Americans die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases 

Day 6: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act would ban importation and use of asbestos and asbestos containing products within one year of enactment

DAY 7: Asbestos is a known carcinogen that kills as estimated 40,000 Americans every year

DAY 8: Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace.

DAY 9: USGS states: 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, offices, and communities throughout the nation

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, Merlin Olsen are few of many who have died from asbestos-related disease.

DAY 15: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act would require 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 would establish a new Right-to-Know program to require asbestos reporting

DAY 17: Asbestos can be found in consumer and automotive products, cosmetics, and construction materials.

DAY 18: Since 1989, an estimated 375,000 metric tons of asbestos has been imported into U.S.

DAY 19: According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Numerous materials substitute for asbestos.

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: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act would ban the importation, manufacture, processing, and distribution of all forms of asbestos within 12 months

DAY 23: The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act H.R. 1603 and S. 717 has nearly 70 Cosponsors in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives

DAY 24: While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases.

DAY 25: Senator Dick Durbin will flag will fly over the Capitol tomorrow for Mesothelioma Awareness Day for asbestos victims.

DAY 26: Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day!

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 Word 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: Trump’s EPA is failing to ban asbestos

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