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National Mesothelioma Awareness Day - September 26
Thu, Sep 26, 2024

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an important day on the calendar, dedicated to one of the most aggressive forms of cancer that destroys the tissues surrounding the abdominal cavity, heart, and lungs. This form of cancer develops in builders if they regularly inhale asbestos fibers.

History

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day was founded in 2010 at the initiative of Congress. The mission of the holiday is to educate the population, providing the most complete information about the disease. Despite active social activities, more than 1.3 million workers in America continue to work and come into direct contact with this toxic mineral. This results in thousands of new cases of mesothelioma being diagnosed each year.

Why National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is important

  • Despite the proven harm of asbestos, it continues to be actively used in construction work, as well as in the manufacture of building and finishing materials.
  • It is a mistake to believe that asbestos is dangerous only after many years of contact. Working with this material for just one month can lead to cancer in the future.
  • Scientists have conducted research and concluded that the rescuers who responded on September 11 are more at risk of developing mesothelioma.

How to take part

It is important for people diagnosed with mesothelioma to consult with a legal representative and check whether their employer is responsible. Donate money to foundations dedicated to finding treatments for cancer, as well as informing citizens. Learn more about how the disease manifests itself and what its symptoms are.

When is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day in 2024?

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is observed on September 26 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 26 2024
Friday September 26 2025
Saturday September 26 2026
Sunday September 26 2027
Tuesday September 26 2028
Wednesday September 26 2029