Thursday, 26th September 2019 marks the 16th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
Set up in 2004 by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation community members, the day aims to raise awareness of mesothelioma and help raise funds for research into the disease.
Show your support
There are many ways you can show your support for Mesothelioma Awareness Day:
- Paint the world mesothelioma blue! Wear blue and encourage those around you to join in. Take photos and share them on social media using #curemeso
- Like and share Meso Foundation’s social media posts to help raise awareness
- Update your Facebook profile picture to include the Mesothelioma Awareness Day graphic
Although the use of white asbestos was banned in the UK 20 years ago, people are still being affected by the substance today.
Mesothelioma has a latency period and so symptoms of the condition do not show until 10 to 50 years after the exposure, so there are still people who were exposed to asbestos before it was banned who are being diagnosed with the incurable cancer now.
Unfortunately, there are still people being exposed to asbestos to this day. Although it was banned, asbestos can be present in any building built before 2000. This makes it vital for anyone doing maintenance or renovation work to ensure they carry out all necessary surveys and checks to ensure they know if asbestos is present and how it should be dealt with.
If you require assistance in pursuing an asbestos compensation claim for mesothelioma or any other asbestos disease then please contact us today on our freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch.