September 26 is is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Meet Heather…

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I read about her and decided to share her with you. I hope you enjoy her blog and are as touched by her story as I am.  

Click here to read Heather’s page.

Facts about mesothelioma and asbestos

  • Every year around 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
  • Did you know ASBESTOS IS STILL NOT BANNED IN THE US? Roughly 30 million pounds are still used each year.
  • Even more than 30 years after the peak of its use, asbestos exposure is still the NUMBER ONE cause of occupational cancer in the US.
  • Navy Veterans are at the greatest risk to develop mesothelioma as asbestos was widely used in Naval ships and shipyards.

 

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