The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization has declared a global asbestos awareness week throughout April 1-7, 2015. Many organizations support this initiative including the American Association for Justice.

“This Asbestos Awareness Week, we honor and remember the countless lives lost to asbestos diseases, and we renew our commitment to seek justice and accountability from the corporations that knowingly poisoned and killed Americans.

Asbestos Awareness Week serves as a reminder that asbestos continues to threaten public health and safety. Despite conclusive evidence that asbestos causes several excruciating, fatal diseases, this toxin has not been banned in the United States and is discovered almost every day in our homes, schools, and children’s toys.” said the President of American Association for Justice, Lisa Blue.

You can see the full statement from the AAJ here.

This global asbestos awareness week is a 7-day campaign aimed at creating awareness regarding the dangers of asbestos, preventing exposure, and monitoring asbestos-related symptoms for those at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma. Each day throughout the week, the ADAO will feature a survivor or patient story aimed at raising awareness in various areas, such as political advancements in the pursuit of a ban against asbestos, workplace asbestos stories, survivor stories, and victim stories.

Mesothelioma is a deadly disease that is caused through exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma develops when asbestos fibers are ingested and create a buildup of tumor tissue in the affected area, usually the lungs, stomach, heart, or testes.

Refer to the infographic below for more information on mesothelioma.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is a registered 501(c)(3) and has been the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the United States since its inception in 2004. Members of the ADAO use their mission of giving asbestos victims and their families a united voice to propel them in victim advocacy cases, awareness, and global asbestos ban efforts.

For more information about asbestos awareness or mesothelioma, request a free copy of 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma. For a free consultation with an experienced mesothelioma attorney regarding your case and legal rights if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the legal team at MRHFM today. MRHFM is the largest firm exclusively dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.

Asbestos Awareness Week Infographic