The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced that this year Global Asbestos Awareness Week is April 1-7, 2022.
The purpose of Global Asbestos Awareness Week is to educate people on asbestos use, preventing exposure, increasing compliance and enforcement of existing laws and regulations, and strengthening international partnerships.
On April 7th, the week will end with a virtual candlelight vigil.
Linda Reinstein, ADAO co-founder and former Brayton Purcell client, states: “We are excited to bring our educational messages to a global audience. COVID-19 has made the world an even more dangerous place for those who suffer from an asbestos-caused disease, and it is more important than ever before that people understand the dangers of asbestos and how to prevent exposure in homes, schools, workplaces, and on consumer shelves.”
Organizations like the ADAO bring awareness to asbestos use and health complications associated with its use. Asbestos has been widely used in industries such as construction, shipbuilding, automotive and more.
The United States still does not have an asbestos ban in place. Without a ban on asbestos use it remains a real and lethal threat in the US and many other countries. Over 200,000 people die around the world each year from asbestos-related diseases.