World Cancer Day 2014
Today is World Cancer Day: a day where the entire world raises awareness against cancer. There are several adverse affects associated with asbestos exposure, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. The Asbestos Disease Awareness website shares information about "Debunking the Myths about Asbestos." There are several myths about asbestos and the website shares 6 facts about asbestos:
FACT: Asbestos is legal and lethal in the USA.
FACT: Asbestos kills 30 Americans every day and imports continue.
FACT: Prevention remains the only cure.
FACT: There is no safe level of asbestos exposure.
FACT: All six types of asbestos are carcinogenic.
FACT: Asbestos causes mesothelioma as well as lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers and other non-malignant lung and respiratory diseases.