GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare Medicine

 
  Share
Translated across six different languages, this year's campaign expands its reach in the work towards a global asbestos-free future
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2019 –   The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week, (GAAW) April 1-7, 2019.
 
Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention, with each day featuring educational resources from leading organizations, guest blogs, videos, and asbestos victims' stories. The week culminates on April 7th with an online, worldwide candlelight vigil.
 
Building on strength and collaboration, this year's Global Asbestos Awareness Week will focus on:
  1. Banning the mining, manufacturing, and use of asbestos
  2. Preventing asbestos exposure
  3. Increasing compliance and enforcement of existing laws and regulations
  4. Strengthening international partnerships
This year GAAW will once again feature the 30-second animated public service announcement (PSA) video: “Asbestos: The Killer You Can't See,” that captures the tragic reality about deadly asbestos. Through hand-drawn animation by Chocolate Moose Media (CMM), the PSA reveals how a young girl loses her father to asbestos, highlighting the insidious and nearly invisible fibers. In addition to English, the PSA is available in five other languages— Russian, Hindi, Portuguese, French, and Spanish — in order to reach new populations, especially in nations who continue to mine, use, and export asbestos. It is also available in a mobile-friendly format.
 
“We are excited to bring our educational messages to an even wider audience by collaborating once again with McOnie, an award-winning U.K. based public relations agency, that expand our ability to distribute our messages globally,” said Linda Reinstein, mesothelioma widow and ADAO co-founder. “The simple truth is asbestos kills and prevention remains the only cure. Asbestos-caused diseases like mesothelioma can take years, even decades, to kill, but the hidden risk of asbestos fibers only takes a few heartbeats to tell.”
 
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the19th century, asbestos was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and the automotive industry. Without a ban, asbestos remains legal and lethal. Nearly 200,000 people die each year from preventable asbestos-caused diseases.
 
Since its founding in 2004, ADAO has worked with the U.S. Senate to unanimously pass fifteen Asbestos Awareness Week Resolutions and secured five U.S. Surgeon General asbestos warnings in an effort to prevent exposure, to help eliminate deadly asbestos-caused diseases.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8229 times
Posted on : Thursday, April 11, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Health Promotion Department: A Well-Prepared and Impressive Programme for Children in the 11th Editi...
Next Story : Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted from Red Rice Yeast...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Tonda 1950 Stone-set range'
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Chronometre Titanium
Colourful Anniversary Limited anniversary edition now available in new colors
Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde Slate The traveller's watch featuring a new guilloc...
Special edition 2019 Ford Expedition ‘Turath' arrives in Al Tayer Motors and Pre...
Aston Martin Valkyrie Wows Crowds on Public Debut at Silverstone
Sports Collection - Autumn Winter 2019
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Summer 2019 Collection
Happy Eid with Corum Golden Bridge Round 39
Picnic Indoors This Summer with Marks & Spencer
The inauguration of codeshare flights between Kuwait and Istanbul-Sabiha Gö...
Kitchen Hacks: 8 Clever Ways to Smart Storing
Tissot Heritage 1973 The racing legacy
Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Wednesday 10th July
Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Tec...
The Perfect Shave Kit for your Summer Travels
Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Sunday 14th July
Summer Skin Rituals with SUKIN
Peugeot announces sizzling summer offers
Union Coop Reports 20% Growth in Net Profit for the First half of 2019
Dubai's leading school operator to launch Affordable IB School in Dubai- Ambassa...
Ride Into the New School Year with the Coolest Gear
IHG signs world's largest voco with Maad International in Saudi Arabia
Summer-ready BABY-G G-Lide BAX-100 makes splash this hot season
FW 2019 Amazone'
Robotics and Automation to the Fore at Materials Handling Middle East
Empower launches “Intelligent Delta- T Analyzer and Detector”
Purificacion Garcia Introduces the Women's FW19 Collection
Ras Al Khaimah and Singapore to Discuss the Bilateral Cooperation'
Dubai Duty Free and Arabian Automobiles raffle a Nissan GT-R this holiday season
Philipsen and Kristoff Claim Top 10 Spots for Uae Team Emirates in Stage 7 Sprin...
Automation Anywhere Expands into the Middle East with the Opening of Regional He...
The Car That Responds to Your Mood: New Jaguar Land Rover Tech Helps Reduce Stress
Union Coop Releases ‘First' Update of Its Electronic Share Trading Platform
Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting
All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the Gener...
OMEGA's role in competitive swimming
Canadian University Dubai joins Silk-Road Universities Network
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomes DGEP Coordinator General
Etihad Airways Recommences Flights to Khartoum
Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in Mexico Implementing Innovativ...
Dubai International Financial Centre Continues to Prioritise Ease of Doing Busin...
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai launches all-inclusive picnic promotion from July to August
First results from Arc Skills' programme show how gamification can transform edu...
Lg's Front-loader With New Ai Dd Brings Optimized Washing to the Middle East and...
MoHAP Youth Council Discusses Mutual Cooperation with Civil Defence Youth Council
A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 8...
Emirates' US-bound passengers soon to have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity and Live T...
Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfi...
Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School' collection'