Friday 5th July is Action Mesothelioma Day.

Action Mesothelioma Day (AMD) is a nationwide event dedicated to raising awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma.


What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, a thin membrane that lines the chest wall, abdomen, and testicles.

Exposure to asbestos is responsible for 9 out of 10 mesothelioma cases.

In the UK, over 2,700 people per year are diagnosed with mesothelioma.



Why is Asbestos So Harmful?

Removing and handling asbestos is highly dangerous as it can lead to the dispersal of microscopic particles, which, when inhaled or ingested, can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Strict safety protocols and specialised equipment are crucial to minimise risks and ensure proper containment/disposal.


What Can You Do?

You can prevent the harmful long-term effects of dangerous asbestos exposure by using effective dust management. This is where we can help. 

You can get in touch with our team of experts by selecting the ‘Chat with Us’ button in the bottom right corner of your screen, giving us a call on 0800 980 0105, dropping us an email at, or accessing our contact form here.


What Are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue and lethargy


The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are:

  • Pain in the abdomen (stomach) / swollen abdomen
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue



If You Have Symptoms...

If you have been exposed to asbestos in the past and are concerned about symptoms:

  • Contact your GP
  • Call Mesothelioma UK’s free support line on 0800 169 2409

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