Global Asbestos Awareness Week happened in the first week of April, between 1-7 April, the idea behind it is to draw attention to the risks of asbestos exposure. The website mesothelioma.com encouraged everyone to participate in spreading the word in 5 ways: sharing the information about the risks, diseases and lethal effects that asbestos has on human health, follow the events dedicated to this cause, learn about the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act, donate the smallest amount of money for the research of cancers caused by asbestos, and join the conversation on Social Media on the hashtag: #AsbestosAwarenessWeek.
As you know we work hard to increase the awareness of the risks associated with asbestos and we also participate in spreading the word on Twitter, and so while we were at it, we thought we would share with you our favourite tweets from the awareness week:
#AsbestosAwarenessWeek this week. Did you know that each year, asbestos diseases claim the lives of over 100,000 workers worldwide?— Hannah Carr (@1HannahCarr) April 2, 2015
Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off today! Let's make asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma a thing of the past. #AsbestosAwarenessWeek— MesotheliomaHelpNow (@MesoHelpNow) April 1, 2015