asbestos awareness week

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – 7

Global Asbestos Awareness Week takes place annually from April 1 to April 7. Asbestos is a dangerous fiber, exposure to which causes many illnesses and is known to cause mesothelioma. In fact, the vast majority of mesotheliomas are caused by exposure to asbestos.
For the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, an organization whose mission it is to […]

How Past Asbestos Use Still Affects Life Today

In 1875, Ambler, Pennsylvania was the largest manufacturer of asbestos insulation and asbestos-containing products in the United States. Asbestos manufacturing brought economic growth to Ambler. With the growth came the knowledge that exposure to this  “miracle fiber” caused horrible disease, such as mesothelioma. Over the next 140 years, asbestos continued to contaminate the grounds, creeks, […]

Recognizing Asbestos: STOP – LOOK – THINK

Asbestos, a group of six fibrous silicate materials, is a known carcinogen,. Over the last decade, the U.S. imported over 8 million pounds of raw asbestos through our ports. Contrary to popular belief, asbestos has not yet been banned in the United States. But even if we were to see a ban on asbestos in […]

Asbestos Awareness Week and Prevention of Mesothelioma

Today is Day 3 of Asbestos Awareness Week. We honor this week by providing our community and the general public with educational information, blog posts, press releases, and important facts necessary to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and to prevent dangerous exposures to asbestos.
Also, in honor of this important week, the Meso Foundation […]

Help us Launch our NEW Prevention Program!

Two Meso Foundation supporters dedicated to mesothelioma prevention have pledged to donate up to $12,000 if we can match it. This would mean a total of $24,000 for the Meso Foundation to use for prevention, research, education, support, and advocacy.
We need your help reaching this goal! Please help us match the $12,000 pledge by donating […]