This week is Asbestos Awareness Week, and I realize it is an unusual post to make for my blog. However it is an issue that needs bringing up. I have a friend who personally may be experiencing seizures as a result of exposure to asbestos. Others in the United States have experienced cancer and other serious illnesses, so I feel it is important to make note of this week and bring a story to you.
One woman, Heather St. James is making it her mission to spread the word, and here is her story:
Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. I had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of my left lung, I made it my life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and it’s cause.
Asbestos Awareness Week is April 1-7th 2014. Asbestos has been used for many applications in the past including building materials in homes, office buildings, and naval ships. It is STILL not banned in the United States today.
This year, I am asking bloggers to participate and spread the word about Asbestos Awareness Week by being a Voice for the Victims. You can find my awareness page here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/
So spread the word please!