Information bite 219: Global Asbestos Awareness Week

This year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (01-07 April 2021) aims to increase awareness of asbestos and prevent exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn and take action.

It is organised by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), supporters of IOSH’s No Time to Lose Campaign.

ADAO are the largest independent non-profit organisation in the U.S. dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases and protecting victims civil rights through education, advocacy and community initiatives.

Asbestos is the biggest cause of occupational cancer, claiming more than 230,000 lives per year.

You can download the asbestos factsheet from No Time To Lose here.


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