Learning About this Toxic Mineral Could Save Lives! Asbestos Awareness Week April 1st – 7th

In other words, this could affect anyone. We all need to be careful in this life. We are prone to take our lives and health for granted until things get serious.

Deb Palmer

asbestos awareness weekPicture this: A sweet child skips down the sidewalk, lost in the land of imagination. She’s wearing daddy’s work jacket like a super hero cape, spinning, clicking her heels. Dwarfed inside the jacket with faint smells of her protector, she’s safe, invincible.

Decades later, in 2005, this child, Heather Von St. James, is diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to high levels of asbestos. In Heather’s case, it was as a result of secondhand exposure while dancing around in her father’s jacket, oblivious of its lethal potential.

April 1-7th is Asbestos Awareness Week. If you’re like me, you’ve heard asbestos is dangerous and keep this information filed away in case you ever remodel a home from the 1950s. Sadly, the asbestos disease threat is not something scary our parents dealt with, it is still lurking around in our modern day lives.

Here are just a few…

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