National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an important day on the calendar, dedicated to one of the most aggressive forms of cancer which destroys the tissues surrounding the abdominal cavity, heart, and lungs. This form of cancer develops in builders if they regularly inhale asbestos fibers.
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 fact that the harm of asbestos has been proven, 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 under the condition of many years of contact with it. It is enough to work with this material for one month and cancer may appear 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 or not. Donate money to the Foundation, which is 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 2023?
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is observed on September 26 each year.