Did you know that today, September 26, marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day? To spread the word, we thought we would provide five facts about the rare and aggressive disease that affects 3,000 new individuals every year (Cancer.org).
For decades, asbestos companies have been fighting relentlessly against the victims of exposure in the court room. While victims and their families blame deadly asbestos fibers for their illnesses, many companies deny any wrongdoing or knowledge of the dangers of asbestos. Recently, BASF Catalysts, LLC has been accused of concealing and destroying evidence to avoid thousands of asbestos lawsuits.
Tomorrow marks the thirteenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, NY. While the events that unfolded affected many individuals across the country, some of those present in the city that day are still struggling with severe respiratory illnesses caused by the dust and debris of the towers' collapse.
Do you worry about occupational asbestos exposure? Exposure happens on the job every day for many workers. Take a look at our Asbestos at Work infographic to find out more:
Many of us had this past Monday off of work, in honor of Labor Day. This holiday has been celebrated for over 100 years and is a continual reminder of the hard work, dedication, and strength of our nation.