The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) continues its worldwide campaign to eliminate asbestos with Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) 1st- 7th April, 2016.
GAAW is intended to raise awareness of asbestos and educate communities to prevent asbestos-related disease in the hope that more and more countries will ban its use. It is a know fact that asbestos is still mined, imported and used in both developing and developed countries around the world despite being confirmed as a human carcinogen. The devastating health issues and diseases caused from exposure to asbestos represent a significant cost to society and an unbelievably painful experience for the individuals and families affected.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos- related disease, equaling 300 deaths per day. Only 55 countries have banned asbestos and therefore workers are still being exposed to this daily, with potentially life threatening consequences.
ADAO is wholly dedicated to improving these statistics and is actively working to prevent and eliminate asbestos caused diseases. Co- founded by Linda Reinstein in 2014 following the untimely death of her husband to mesothelioma, she became an activist in the field. Now serving as President and CEO, she is dedicated to uniting individuals affected by asbestos related disease and providing a solution to the problem. She comments “Shared voices and actions are critically important to ending the man-made asbestos disaster. We need to continue to build a global community of support and hope.”
More information about GAAW can be found at www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/10434
Immediately following GAAW, ADAO is holding the 12th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in Washington DC, 8th-10th April 2016. Register to attend the conference by visiting
Individuals and businesses keen to show support for GAAW or the Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference are encouraged to follow #GAAW on Twitter and visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/about-adao
About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.
For more information, go to www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/10434