Global Asbestos Awareness Week
Asbestos is a renowned carcinogen which has been used extensively in construction, engineering, manufacturing, shipbuilding, and the automotive industries. There is no safe exposure level.
Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention. The 2019 Global Asbestos Awareness Week focuses on:
- Banning the mining, manufacturing, and use of asbestos
- Preventing asbestos exposure
- Increasing compliance and enforcement of existing laws and regulations
- Strengthening international partnerships
Exposure to asbestos, a human carcinogen, can cause mesothelioma, lung and ovarian cancers, as well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. It is estimated that 4-5,000 people will die from asbestos related illness in the UK this year. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease. This equates to 300 deaths per day.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) is an organisation which combines education and advocacy to help ensure justice for asbestos victims. They work toward an asbestos-free future. The 13th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” has been launched, which runs from 1-7 April.
Countrywide support the endeavours to raise awareness of the effects of asbestos. We undertake asbestos removal in Liverpool, Manchester, North West and further afield for specific projects.