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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Shines Spotlight on the Danger of Asbestos

Organizers of the annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day are encouraging patients, families, advocates and those who have lost loved ones to wear blue on Saturday, September 26th to help bring attention to a disease that kills nearly 3,000 Americans annually and as many as 100,000 around the world. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was organized in 2004 and has since been given official proclamations by both the US Senate and the House of Representatives. It has been a significant force behind the movement to bring more awareness and research funding to this rare and devastating – but preventable – cancer. Mesothelioma is the most deadly of the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. It causes cancer cells to grow on the membranes that surround … Continue reading Mesothelioma Awareness Day Shines Spotlight on the Danger of Asbestos »