The First Week Of April Kicks Off National Asbestos Awareness Week
Mesothelioma and Today’s Youth

Preventing Mesothelioma

The only way to prevent Mesothelioma is to stop all forms of asbestos exposure. Ideally, asbestos use would be banned everywhere, asbestos mining would cease, all asbestos would be removed from buildings and it would be properly cleaned up. Unfortunately, that is not the reality.

Fifty-five countries around the world have banned asbestos, and the United States is not one of those countries. Currently, asbestos is still mined and exported from Russia, Brazil, China and even Canada, even though Canada has banned its use. The Canadian government is actually in the process of an asbestos abatement project in their capital buildings. Adversely, they are also in the process of attempting to reopen asbestos mines in Quebec.

The main reason this deadly substance continues to be dispersed throughout the world is because of corporate greed. There are many other materials that can be substituted in place of asbestos that don’t cause cancer, however this lethal product continues to be used.

There is absolutely no safe level of exposure to asbestos, there isn’t a responsible way to use asbestos and there are no safe types of asbestos. Despite what the industry says, “Blue” and “White” asbestos kills.

The sole way to protect future generations from asbestos related diseases is to ban its use globally.