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Asbestos Victims Memorial Day
 

October 2019

Over 800 Australians die from malignant mesothelioma every year and current research indicates that as many as 25,000 more Australians may die from this insidious disease by 2100.
Asbestos-related deaths continue, despite restrictions on asbestos introduced during the 1980s, and the comprehensive 2003 Australia-wide ban.
On Friday 29 November, the Asbestos Diseases Society invites South Australians to join us to remember the thousands of people whose lives have been claimed by asbestos related disease.
Held as part of Asbestos Awareness Month, the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day is observed with breakfast at 7.45 am, followed by the Memorial Service at 8.15 am.
Asbestos contaminated materials remain in up to 2 in 3 Australian homes, leaving homeowners, renovators, and tradespeople at risk of exposure.
Many people are still unaware of the dangers, and this is an issue of major concern.
During Asbestos Awareness Month we try to get the message out about the risks of hidden asbestos to renovators, tradies, do-it-yourself homeowners and the broader community.
Asbestos can be found in floor coverings, ceilings and ceiling spaces, eaves, fences, around water pipes, in garages and farm buildings.
If disturbed during renovations or repairs, fibres can become airborne and inhaled, potentially leading to asbestos related disease.
Mesothelioma can typically take from 20 to 40 years to develop after exposure, but death usually follows quickly after diagnosis.
The average lifespan following diagnosis is in the order of 9 to 12 months. Less than 5% of patients survive beyond 5 years.
With a better understanding of what to do and what not to do – many more lives can be saved. Wouldn’t that be a great way to commemorate Memorial Day?
Peter PHOTAKIS
President of ADSSA
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