The National Asbestos Helpline has officially called for a global ban on the use of asbestos, a material linked to the development of mesothelioma.
The UK-based organisation, which acts on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases, pledged their support in the lead-up to Action Mesothelioma Day, which will occur internationally on Friday 6th July.
The NAH joins the British Lung Foundation, the America-based Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) and numerous others in their campaign for a total ban on the dangerous substance.
An international online petition is due to be launched during the campaign, with the NAH hoping to obtain over 1000 signatures worldwide, including Australia.
Action Mesothelioma Day will aim to increase global awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the detrimental impact the substance can have on people’s lives.
Mesothelioma has affected many Australians from all states including South Australia and Victoria.