National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2023: Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy that destroys the protective tissues surrounding the lungs, abdomen, and heart of its victims. The disease is directly linked to the inhalation of asbestos fibers and is diagnosed most frequently in construction and industrial employees who have been exposed to asbestos products.
Congress established National Mesothelioma Awareness Day in 2010 to educate Americans affected by asbestos or at risk of exposure. Despite improvements in education, over 1.3 million American laborers continue to be exposed to the toxic mineral at work, resulting in thousands of new mesothelioma diagnoses annually.
Those diagnosed with mesothelioma should consult an attorney to determine whether their employer is liable.
HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL MESOTHELIOMA CONSCIOUSNESS DAY
Make a contribution to The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
The Meso Foundation is committed to eradicating mesothelioma and raising awareness about its causes and effects. The foundation is the leading advocate for patients and their loved ones.
Seek legal advice
Seek legal counsel if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, not only for yourself but also for future patients. The greater the number of employees who state that asbestos exposure is untenable, the more expensive the practice becomes for employers.
Google “faces of mesothelioma”
Search “faces of mesothelioma” to learn how the disease affects patients and their families on a personal level.
The significance of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Asbestos remains lawful
Despite its demonstrable danger to workers, asbestos remains lawful in the United States and is present in over 3,000 commercial products.
Asbestos operates quickly
The notion that asbestos only affects long-term asbestos workers is erroneous. A single month of exposure can result in the development of mesothelioma 20 to 50 years later. This is a fast-acting issue that requires a quick response.
Asbestos harms heroes.
Experts believe that first responders on September 11 may be at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma in the future; research into the disease’s treatment increases the chances of survival for these heroines.
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