Your Health and Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos Awareness Week

This is Asbestos Awareness Week and as with all issues, it takes personal impact to get our attention. My personal impact with asbestos came when I heard Uncle Joe had been exposed and was dealing with the impact on his health.

Uncle Joe had worked as a color stripper in the print industry. He was in the news printing industry when I learned about his health. Color stripping is now a dying trade. A color stripper creates color separation plates for a print run. There is a lot of precision that is involved in this work and he was very good at it.

Having worked in the architectural design field, I knew about asbestos but I learned of the impact from exposure too. I knew asbestos is very controlled in how it is handled for removal but I’ve also learned that exposure is still likely to happen so I am sharing some information to increase your awareness.

Many products and materials with asbestos can still be found today. This can create exposure at work or in the home.

Exposure can lead to health risk, more seriously, to mesothelioma, a form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs.

I invite you to learn about asbestos to protect your health. You can visit Asbestos Awareness Week to learn more.



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