Yesterday was Action Mesothelioma Day here in the UK.
AMD is a day of events aimed at raising funds and/or awareness in relation to asbestos-related illness. I became interesed in the issue a few years ago when a friend of mine died as a result of exposure to asbestos whilst working for a roofing company and each yeasr I like to do my bit to publicise the event, usually by posting details at http://bookshelvesandbrownale.blogspot.com or elsewhere. It`s not much, but it`s what I can do.
For details of this year`s events and actvities, contact Debbie Neale via http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com .
I understand that one of the groups concerned has created a petition, which you can view at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59014 . The petition, headed `Provision of Research Funding into Asbestos Related Diseases` will be live until 9 January 2015.
If you want to sign the petition, all well and good. If you prefer to learn more about the subject, and/or about a few of the groups involved in this years` AMD, here are some links ;