Thursday, October 20, 2016

Asbestos & TreatMesothelioma.org

If you've been here for while, you probably know that I'm into a natural products. I like to know what is going into my body -- even though sometimes I know that things aren't that good for me. 

But one of the things that really concernes me the most is asbestos -- amainto, in portuguese. You've probably heard of it. But the truth is that we can be severely exposed to this and we may not even realize. It's in the roofs of your houses, our offices, our schools! It's something that you cannot really avoid, because most of the times you don't even know it's there. Asbestos causes cancer. And you know how fucked up that can be.


Thankfully there are a few organizations that help people affected by this. Mesothelioma Treatment Community or  TreatMesothelioma.org is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. They exist to inspire hope during these unbearable times as they strive to provide palliative care and comprehensive information through their website, resources, and educational videos. These resources are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy. They are the ONLY Volunteer Mesothelioma Website in the United States.

For me, these organizations are really important. Specially in the US, where healthcare is too expensive, and insurances don't really cover everything. And I'm sure that they would really appreciate if we could all help share their message and mission, and awareness on the dangers of asbestos.




7 comments:

  1. Great post :) I follow your blog!
    Happy Week!

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  2. Felizmente, o amianto já é raramente usado (se ainda é!...) :) nos edifícios mais antigos pode, efectivamente, estar presente nos telhados, por exemplo. Foi por isso que, há algum tempo, houve aquela iniciativa de substituir os telhados das escolas :)

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  3. Olha, não conhecia! Obrigada por partilhares :)
    Beijinhos,
    An Aesthetic Alien | Instagram | Facebook
    Há giveaway a decorrer no blog :)

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  4. Trazes sempre boas informações aqui para o blog :)
    Beijinho *

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  5. É verdade, trazes sempre óptimas informações aqui para o blog!

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  6. Não conhecia! Obrigada por partilhares!

    Beijinhos
    That Girl

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