Posted on September 7, 2019 

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

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.



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

Day 1: September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month.

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: In 2018, 750 tons of asbestos was imported into the U.S. 

Day 7: Asbestos 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: The United States Geological Survey 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 United States 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 some of the more than 1,000,000 Americans who have died from asbestos-related diseases.

Day 15: In 2018, more than $1,000,000 USD was spent purchasing toxic deadly raw chrysotile asbestos from Brazil and Russia.

Day 16: Mesothelioma Warrior Bruce A. Waite will be remembered in the annual Bruce A. Waite Miles for Meso 5K in Ontario, Ohio 

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: One of the world’s biggest producers of asbestos, a Russian company with ties to Vladimir Putin, is praising the continued legality of asbestos in the U.S.

Day 20: The United States is the only industrial nation in the world without a federal asbestos ban.

Day 21: Miles for Meso Mesothelioma Warrior Community Dinner will take place on September 27 in Alton, Illinois to honor Mesothelioma Warriors. 

Day 22: Runners and joggers will take their marks for the Annual Miles for Meso Run/Walk on September 28 in Alton, Illinois. 

Day 23: There are a total of 42 chlor-alkali plants in the United States out of which 15 use asbestos diaphragms. 

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

Day 25: In remembrance of all Mesothelioma Warriors, a flag will fly over the Capitol tomorrow for Mesothelioma Awareness Day and ADAO will share the Mesothelioma Warrior Remembrance Video featuring Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me in Your Heart” song.

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.