Mayor Todd Strange declares Asbestos Awareness Week in Montgomery, AL

6 Apr 2010 by under Events, News, Organizations, People

for web Mayor Todd Strange declares Asbestos Awareness Week in Montgomery, ALMontgomery Mayor Todd Strange presented a proclamation today declaring April 1-7 as Awareness Week in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. The proclamation supports National Asbestos Awareness Week, as established by Senate Resolution 427.

It is the purpose of Asbestos Awareness Week to raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos and the dangers of asbestos exposure in the United States and around the world. Microscopic asbestos fibers can be inhaled or ingested, and imbed themselves in the body where they can cause diseases such as asbestosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that can affect the chest and lungs, the abdomen or the heart.

The U.S. Congress has recognized a National Asbestos Awareness Day or Week for the past six years. The awareness effort is a project of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (), which is the largest organization in the United States serving as the voice of asbestos victims. The lobbies for the complete ban of asbestos and asbestos-containing products in the U.S. It is estimated that within the next decade 100,000 workers around the world will die of an asbestos-related disease. That equals 30 deaths each day.

For more information, visit ADAO online.

8 Responses to “Mayor Todd Strange declares Asbestos Awareness Week in Montgomery, AL”

  1. Kurnia212

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  4. Brian

    30 deaths per day from asbestos exposure in the next decade is an alarming figure, and shows how economic consideration can get in the way of human health and safety. Asbestos, like cigarette smoking, should be banned outright and protect us from lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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    “30 deaths per day from asbestos exposure” it’s really big count. it need to find new ways…

  6. mesotheliomablog

    fibers can be inhaled or ingested, and imbed themselves in the body where they can cause diseases such as asbestosis, a severe scarring

  7. Anonymous

    Good on you, Mayor Strange. People need to remember what asbestos does and did:
    http://www.weitzlux.com/asbestos-exposure_1962607.html

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