Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Heather is the Face of ADAO for Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos is still not banned in the US. Roughly 30 million pounds are still used each year.

With this in mind we in UK are backing the Us Asbestos Awareness week on Social Media.

The face of US Mesothelioma is this very pretty lady

She is the face of survival of Mesothelioma.

In 2005, at the age of 36, and only three months after giving birth to my beautiful daughter Lily Rose, I was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Upon learning of this life-altering diagnosis, my husband Cameron and I embarked upon a search to find the best mesothelioma treatment care available. Our search eventually led us to Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned mesothelioma surgeon at the Boston based Brigham and Women’s hospital. – See more at:
The Fact she has had a lovely daughter through this battle highlights the story even further
Heather's Family
Asbestos Awareness Week
It is a Week of lots of Awareness going onDiane Blackburn-Zambetti is the Director of Policy and Prevention Education at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation). Blackburn-Zambetti will present an educational program titled Asbestos and Your Health at the BoRit Asbestos Superfund Citizen Advisory Group Meeting in Ambler, Pennsylvania this April. This program will discuss anatomy, six types of asbestos, asbestos products, asbestos in the environment, asbestos diseases, symptoms, treatments, prevention and proper communication with your healthcare provider.

The biggest name That is attached to this week is ADAO who have taken it further and made it a Global Week and involve the UK Mesowarriors into it.

Each year, ADAO dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action.  To view all 7 days of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) contributors and content on our landing page, please click here.

Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention.™

This day of Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to Heather, a Mesothelioma Warrior in the US.

Asbestos Victims’ Candlelight Vigil

Our ADAO community will gathers on Tuesday, April 7, for the last day of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, for a virtual candlelight vigil to honor the warriors fighting asbestos disease and remember those we have lost.   We light these candles with heavy hearts, but also hope for a brighter future without asbestos.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week is a reminder each year of the importance of education in order to prevent asbestos exposure, disease, and death. You can make a difference. Take action by connecting with ADAO on Facebook and sharing GAAW’s content with your social network.  The week’s blogs,  infographics such as Asbestos: Legal and Lethal in the USA, and  ADAO’s educational resources can easily be shared with friends and family – and may save lives!

Each year, upon the passage of the U.S. Senate’s “National Asbestos Awareness Week” Resolution, in addition to a week of awareness, the Senate “urges the Surgeon General of the United States to warn and educate people about the public health issue of asbestos exposure, which may be hazardous to their health.”


Thanks to many, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the 11th Annual “National Asbestos Awareness Week” Resolution designating April 1 – 7 as a week of awareness. The powerful 15 facts outlined in the resolution underscore the dangers of asbestos. Please join me in thanking the U.S. Senate for passing this important educational resolution. Please read and share the ADAO Press Release: ADAO Praises Senate for Passing the Bipartisan 11th Annual “National Asbestos Awareness Week” Resolution. I

Asbestos Inhalation

The History of Asbestos is the must-see documentary for anyone affected by asbestos. America’s workers are suffering from asbestoses, mesothelioma and a number of asbestos related diseases because of corporate greed. See the full documentary about tragedy of America’s workers. Find out what you can do to protect the rights of all Americans.

The Greeks used asbestos for the wicks of the eternal flames of the vestal virgins, as the funeral dress for the cremation of kings, and as napkins. It is rumored that Romans would clean asbestos napkins by throwing them in the fire. The asbestos cloth would come out of the fire whiter than it went in, so the Romans named asbestos “amiantus”, meaning “unpolluted”.

Use of asbestos declined during the Middle Ages, yet some say that Charlemagne had asbestos tablecloths. Marco Polo was also shown items made from asbestos cloth on his travels.

Asbestos use was brought back in the 1700s, but did not become popular until the Industrial Revolution during the late 1800s. It then began to be used as insulation for steam pipes, turbines, boilers, kilns, ovens, and other high-temperature products. Ancient observations of the health risks of asbestos were either forgotten or ignored.


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