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The Don't Cut Campaign is aimed at young people, but open to everyone. We aim to make the world aware that self-harm is a major issue, and should be fought against.
There are other ways of expressing issues that may be causing people trouble, rather than self-harm.
For any questions please ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout American history, we have fought for the rights of others. For example, the African-American civil rights movement took place over sixty years. The dates don't matter, but the fact that it did happen does matter. In today's society, homosexuals are faced with many rights issues.
Why should homosexuals not be able to marry? Who is it hurting? It is no one's business but the couple's whether or not they choose to pursue marriage. And if they do, then they should have the given right just as anyone else. If we were discriminating against another race or religion, then this movement would have happened a long time ago.
With the re-election of President Barack Obama, many states have approved same-sex marriage, and I believe that with enough support, Michigan can as well.
Before reading this please realize that RECOMMENDING this petition on Facebook is NOT signing the petition. You must click the 'sign this petition' tab at the BOTTOM of the page to sign. NOT just hit recommend. Thank you, I hope that this reminder will help get more than half of the likes turned into actual signatures! Thank you, for taking the time to read and maybe sign this for a great cause!
The National Football League and Nike Inc., which is the company that designs their uniforms and equipment, has graciously dedicated the month of October to raising breast cancer awareness by making uniforms, gear, and everything pink. This is an incredible effort and the NFL and Nike have brought awareness to a terrible disease.
Unfortunately an equally terrible disease is pediatric cancer. Pediatric cancer is the number one killer of young children in America. Choosing between different forms of cancer is like trying to decide which of your own fingers you would like to cut off. There is no right and wrong decision as to which cancer is “worse” than the other. But, ask any mother or relative of a child that is dying from a terminal form of pediatric cancer and I guarantee the answer would be a resounding “Take my breasts, but let me keep my baby.”
Pediatric cancer research is dangerously underfunded and therefore the hope for a cure or treatment that could help countless sick children is even more far off than anyone would hope. There are many awareness efforts going on, but the research continues at a drip drop pace. Many sick children are being given treatment that was developed in the 1960s… we can do better for them.
The President of the United States of America has proclaimed September National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This is why we will ask, no, beg, you to wear gold during the month of September 2013 and adorn the entire NFL with it in order to tell everyone that we need help. We need help supporting the research that gives hope to millions of sick children and their entire families. Go Gold!
Anyone that would like to submit a letter, however short or long that will be included with the petition when I send it to the NFL and politicians and EVERYONE in order to try to further convince these people to 'Go Gold!' it would be appreciated. Please either send them to the email address linked to this petition or to email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Go Gold!
Please read www.superty.org for an amazing story about one of the little super heroes that we are fighting for.
ALERT- FOR CA RESIDENTS ONLY !
SB1540 requires the State Board of Education to consider, by June 30 2014, the adoption of a history-social science framework. The draft framework includes information about SIkhs in seven distinct areas.
When completed, this will become an important tool which will be used in all California schools to increase awareness and knowledge about Sikhism and its followers.
This will help build a strong foundation of tolerance and respect for other cultures and diversity in our future generations. These are the same values which this great nation stands for and we want to ensure that they become a part of our children’s education.
The 60th anniversary of Women at Georgia Tech ushers a great opportunity to accelerate campus awareness on the history and progress of women at Tech and in STEM fields. These topics should be discussed and advanced continually, not just annually.
You have the power to help this movement. With your signature and support we will provide to the Dean of Students at Georgia Tech a petition calling for new scheduled focus on educating freshman on the topics surrounding women in STEM through the GT1000 curriculum.
The ultimate purpose of this petition is to increase campus awareness on the history of women at Georgia Tech and to make an impact on students at the advent of college. By raising early discussion on the history of women at Tech, the current challenges faced by women in STEM, and the available resources for women at Tech (WRC, WIE, etc.), we can continue to advance the interest and retention of women in STEM programs.
I was a former Child Abuse and Neglect Investigator for the State of Florida.
Are you aware that most Child Abuse and Neglect cases are not reported to the authorities because people do not want to get "involved", or they are too ashamed to report the abuse.
Child Abuse and Neglect has become a nationwide epidemic. 5 children die per day from child abuse 80% are under 4 years old. For example: Then there is, Anna Riggs and Brandon Riggs. Those two sold their four-month old child to their drugs dealer for drugs and money. They also did this after they had someone else taking care of the child for a long period of time, and the boy was never seen again until police arrested someone for something unrelated to the current case against the Riggs’ and told them what was going on.
The sale was done to supposedly to ensure the Riggs’ wouldn’t back out of an adoption agreement. How sad that a child only held a monetary value for both sides (www.badbreeders.net).
Maleeya Marie Murley Avalon – Maleeya was a beautiful baby girl with a great smile. The things that she endured at the hands of Molly Jane Roe, who is not Maleeya’s mother, were horrendous. Roe is the personification of evil!
In a fit of rage, because she was mad at her boyfriend, Maleeya’s father, she not only threw this 17 month old baby, causing her to hit her head, she brutalized her. This demented, callous slag tortured this baby in ways that are unfathomable to most. She did everything she could to cause this child pain and torment in a very short time span. Maleeya had bruises all over her, she was raped, bit, and lastly suffered from a head wound and was eventually removed from life support.
I will never forget Maleeya’s smile!
I will also never forget the soulless eyes of Molly Roe! (www.badbreeders.net)
My baby sister was recently SUSPENDED from Lamar Middle School Lamar School District RE2, for wearing a "I <3 BOOBIES" bracelet, supporting breast cancer awareness among the younger crowd. She was sent home crying because they would not allow her to wear it.
Awareness means a lot to her and my entire family, if it wasn't for my mother being aware and getting checked last minute, her breast cancer would have been over looked and taken her life. She survived it, and we support the awareness in any which way possible.
Please help me petition to stop the banning of these awareness bracelets across the U.S. its unneeded censorship!!!
'The Challenge' is an organisation where teenagers join up to form teams and go on a three week challenge which involves personal challenges, team challenges, and a final challenge.
By the end of the three weeks each team has to bid for money to raise awareness and then fund raise for a chosen charity, our charity is 'Coventry Sports Foundation' we hope to raise enough awareness to make a difference and help children get healthy.
Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive form of childhood Cancer; after domestic accident, it is the second most frequent cause of mortality in children.
It is the single most common type of Cancer in infants and the 4th most common type of Cancer in children. However, few people have heard of it and most do not know the signs and symptoms.
This means that although symptoms may have been present in the child for some time, in over 75% of children the diagnosis is not made until the disease has reached stage 4, the final stage. Prognosis for this group is grim, offering around 5% chance of survival.
In contrast, children diagnosed in the early stages have up to a 95% chance of survival.
Treating a child who has stage 4 Neuroblastoma costs the NHS an average of £600,000 in the first year alone. Around 75 children per year will be diagnosed at stage 4. Several of those families will opt for treatment abroad, meaning an average of £300,000 of UK fundraised money, per child, will go overseas.
Most children will still not survive – largely because their symptoms were diagnosed too late.
For Mental Health Awareness - (www.mentalhealthawareness.co.uk)
I've been researching the training which police staff - from station reception officers, to police community support officers, to police constables – receive in relation to mental health. I have found out that police currently receive very little training in mental health awareness and recognition.
It is inevitable that police staff will come across a person with mental health issues at some point during there career. Unpublished research undertaken within the Metropolitan Police suggested that 15% of incidents they dealt with on a daily basis were mental health related.
There are many scenarios in which the police may come across a person with a mental health issue. One of which is in the administration of justice. Up to 90% of prisoners have some form of mental health problem (Singleton et al. 1998), This shows how probable it is that the police will come across someone with a mental health problem.
Another scenario is in relation to the Mental Health Act; where an individual is suspected of having a mental health problem and is in need of immediate care or control, the police can use Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 to take the person from a ‘public place’ to a ‘place of safety’ for up to 72 hours. Where the person is not in a public place, the police may use Section 135 of the Mental Health Act to gain access to a person’s home or property by force following the granting of a court warrant.
The IPCC website states that 'Mental Health is a factor in many of the most serious cases of police misconduct investigated by the IPCC'. This is just further evidence of the necessity for police to be trained in mental health.
As police have been given powers, under the Mental Health Act, to assist people who are in mental distress, and inevitably come into frequent contact with people who have mental health problems, I strongly believe that there should be Government legislation to ensure that police are trained to a sufficient standard in mental health so that they can deal with the situation appropriately and effectively.
Upon researching this issue it seems that the solution to this problem could be if legislation ensures that police receive Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This is well-known and could be a very valuable learning tool for the police. 'The Mental Health First Aid Initiative represents a useful way of delivering training for the Police and allied agencies – police officers, front desk workers, call centre workers, PCSOs and the Crown Prosecution Service – to understand more about mental health issues, to implement procedures and to engage within communities with local agencies more effectively'.
A lack of disability education and awareness still plagues the United States of America. The disability community has come to realize that social isolation and many acts of discrimination, including those that I portrayed in my play, "Obama declares we are crippled no more," stem from ignorance. We cannot help those who will always act in an inconsiderate matter, but we can educate people who act differently because of ignorance.
I have outlined a plan to mandate an “Ability” course across the U.S.A that will decrease the countless social perceptions held especially by students regarding people with disabilities. The goal is to help enlighten people to treat those who have disabilities with sensitivity. When this new mindset is created, our country will become a front-runner in the disability rights movement.
The U.K has mandated a class that teaches all children about the abilities of people with disabilities. As a result, the complaints of disability harassment have decreased. It is time for the U.S. to put the days of such mistreatment of people with disabilities by their very own peers behind them. It is time for our country to lead once more in the disability education and awareness of its citizens.
This petition is dedicated to the memory of every adult or child who lost their life to Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).
1 out of 85 babies in the United States of America are born with CHD. **Correction by Dr. Diana Bernshausen of Euless, TX**
Every 15 minutes one of those children pass away from CHD.
1/2 of all CHD babies do not make it to their 1st birthday!!
Congenital Heart Defects are present at birth, and can involve malformations of the heart, valves, arteries, and any other part of the heart/lung area. Congential Heart Defects are not usually discovered until the child shows physical signs or it's too late.
Most pregnant woman are not even told about CHD by their doctors.
This petition was started so that someone in the United States Media would take note and help some of these families and survivors start telling their stories.
Whether it be in television interviews, pubishing or book deals, movies about CHD, or newspaper articles the people of the United States of America have a right to know about the most deadly defect in their country!!
If more people knew about how Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive parenting works, and how damaging these behaviors are to children, then more people can help deal with the problem.
With awareness and education will come social change. Just as now one can't slap a child, or smoke while pregnant, without everyone knowing that is not acceptable behavior, when social change happens, parents behaving in parental alienation or hostile aggressive parenting behaviors will be recognized. These adults will understand how their behavior hurts their own children, and if they choose to do it regardless, they will not be able to get away with their behavior as easily as today.
There are many professionals such as judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, teachers, police officers, as well the general public that have no idea this problem exists, or if they do, don't realize the harm it does. The aim of the Awareness Day is to make everyone aware of these problems and encourage the alienating, hostile aggressive parents to seek help.
With awareness comes education, and with education, comes the power to stop the mental and emotional abuse of children.-Sarvy Emo
Uncontrolable stray dogs in Africa due to irresponsible breeding and ignorance; puppy mills awareness highly recommended; our fabpet amagazine need support;
SAVE THE LAKES / FORESTS / NATURAL RESORTS AND STOP ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN KASHMIR.
PARENTAL ALIENATION AWARENESS DAY - April 25, 2010
WHEREAS: Parental alienation is often found in high conflict separations, divorces and custody disputes,
and takes advantage of the dependency and responsibility of a child; and
WHEREAS: Parental alienation deprives a child of their right to a loving relationship with both parents,
and interfers with a child’s mental & emotional development; and
WHEREAS: Parental alienation can be mild or to the extreme, conscious or unconscious, and can
manipulate and undermine a parent’s role in a child’s life; and
WHEREAS: Parental alienation behaviors such as denigrating the target parent, interfering with communication and visitation, confiding inappropriate adult information with a child; such as the details of the marriage breakdown, court proceedings and financial matters are considered harmful to the child’s mental wellbeing; and
WHEREAS: Medical professionals agree the problem of parental alienation exists and can cause mental and emotional harm to a child; and can affect them as adults with tragic consequences; and
WHEREAS; With awareness, we can educate parents to act in their child’s best interest, and gain education, understanding, and knowledge to prevent the abuse of the innocent victims involved in high conflict separations.
I have been living with mental illness for over 20 years and have received little to no help to date. I have attempted suicide resulting in hospitalization, only to be sent home within days with no follow up treatment or referrals.
I am repeatedly told of the lack of funding and facilities available, so I have to just "get over it". This is NOT good enough! Something must be done NOW! How many lives have to be lost before action is taken?!
IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH - YOUR LOVED ONES NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!
SUICIDE IS CAUSING MORE DEATHS IN NORTHERN IRELAND THAN SWINE FLU AND ROAD ACCIDENTS - SO WHERE IS THE SENSE OF URGENCY TO UNDERSTAND AND ELIMINATE THIS KILLER? WHERE ARE THE EMERGENCY PREVENTION STRATEGIES, SCHEMES & CAMPAIGNS? We see no education in schools, no information and training for parents, no TV campaigns to raise awareness and a minimum of funding for the voluntary sector who are trying to help....... The government is failing miserably in its duty to preserve and protect the lives of our loved ones.... WHY??
Author and community worker, Andrew Willoughby, project manager on a scheme funded by the Australian government - Project X - brought the suicide rate in an Australian town down to ZERO - Yes that's right - ZERO! and it took little more than 12 months to achieve!
Andrew Willoughby visited Derry City in January 2008 to pass on this knowledge, experience and findings. See the article about his visit here
Despite his visit - OUR LOVED ONES ARE STILL DYING BY SUICIDE - WHY?
BECAUSE THE GOVT & OTHER OFFICIAL BODIES CHOOSE NOT TO INVEST OR INVEST A BARE MINIMUM IN THIS AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - our loved ones are dying needlessly - all the resources we need to prevent any more suicides is there for the asking - all we need to do is: GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO ASK!!!!!! We need the government to sit up, take notice, acknowledge the emergency and urgency of the situation and implement this scheme on a nationwide scale... IMMEDIATELY! THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH:(.
How many more of our children and loved ones have to die before something is done?
Please follow the link below to sign this petition and pass it on to everyone you know - help make a difference and prevent any more needless deaths.
If you're worried about a loved ones behaviour visit www.sasha-saveslives.info
On March 23 2009, Dr. Nina Fedoroff, the US State Department chief scientist and adviser of Hillary Clinton, stated: " famines that strike a billion people are quite possible in a world where climate change has damaged food production and the human population has risen to nine billion."
Dr. Fedoroff echoes comments by John Beddington, Britain's chief scientist, who forecasts a "perfect storm" of food, water and energy shortages by 2030, when she told BBC One, that humans had exceeded the Earth's "limits of sustainability".
"We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people," Dr Fedoroff added, stressing the need for humans to become much better at managing "wild lands", and in particular water supplies. "
Dr. Fedorrof is right; we need to be responsible on this issue. And rather quickly.
Over 40,000 babies are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) every year; 4,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday. I was born with a defect called congenital complete heart block (CCHB) and this is a condition in which the atria do not contract with the ventricles at the same time.
I received my first pacemaker when I was 15 hours old!! Twice as many children die from CHDs every year than ALL forms of pediatric cancers combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer research is 5 times higher then for CHD research! Remember, 1 out of every 100 babies will be born with a CHD... What if that 1 was yours?
Half a heart doesn't have to mean half a life!
My son was born in 2007 with a condition called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (meaning born with only half a developed heart) a rare form of congenital heart defect and one of the most complex.
There is no known cause for this heart condition and unfortunately no known cure only palliative surgery to prolong the babies lives till their late teens the future is unknown but who knows in ten years scientists think they may be able to grow whole hearts in a lab from stem cell research? I live in hope......
The norwood procedure is a 3 stage open heart surgery in which the babies need very early in their lives in order to survive, some don't make it past the first surgery and those that make all three are very lucky indeed.
The first stage.
This operation involves connecting the origin of the pulmonary artery to the aorta to allow the right ventricle to pump blood to the main circulation,also it allows the pulmonary artery to make the aorta larger.
This involves the superior vena cava (the vain that brings blood back from the upper parts of the body)and is connected to the pulmonary artery.
This is to create a permanent passage (septectomy) between collecting chambers (left and right atrium) ensuring that a mix of red (oxygenated) blood and blue (deoxygenated) blood is flowing around the body.
Those are the heart wrenching facts you can visit my website for more information at www.hlhs-awareness-uk.com
Everyday, people around the world lose their lives in terrorist attacks and today, in the United States, it is easy to forget that our great nation is at war with the distractions the mainstream media produces. It is the duty of the United States government to raise awareness and educate its citizens on the subject of terrorism and the War in Iraq.
Increasing awareness of terrorism related subjects would help us prepare and react appropriately in case of a local attack as well as help us understand the principles behind terrorism and allow ourselves to make sensible, educated, and thoughtful opinions on international matters.
Suggestions include classes or extracurricular activities in high schools and colleges, public services, newscast, TV spots, and campaigning to raise awareness in California or nationwide.
Subjects include: Genocide awareness, education on terrorist groups, education on terrorist mentality and how it relates to religious, political, and social beliefs, further expanding education on 9/11 and the War in Iraq, preparation in case of a terrorist attack, course of action to take in case of terrorist attack, prevention of terrorist activity, and terrorism as it relates on a global scale.
KIDS West Midlands provides support & opportunities for disabled children and their families. The organisation champions the right of all disabled children to live in an inclusive community and aims to empower them to change their society.
In addition to its specialist support provision it has also run a fully inclusive service for under 5's for the past 10 years. This service is unique and groundbreaking in that it is the non-disabled children who are included into a special needs environment. Such an arrangement is not only empowering for the disabled child but also educational for the non-disabled child.
This is inclusion work at the very grass roots of our society. Birmingham City Council has cut funding for the under 5's service and forced a policy change within KIDS to only offer specialist provision.
In an effort to reduce the rise of on the job injuries, and to also establish the Four Winds Casino as a company who is advancing the cause of environmental awareness, the beverage staff of the Four Winds Casino would like to submit into writing a petition requesting shortened work-weeks with extended working hours for scheduled shifts.
The request is two-fold and is stated as follows:
1. We believe an established four-day work week with 9 or 10 hour days per shift for full-time employees will provide the beverage staff with a needed reprieve to obtain proper physical rest especially after so many consecutive business promotions. These promotions are vital to the success of the company, so being properly rested would be nothing but advantageous to the company as a whole and the beverage servers especially will have more time to rest their arms, backs, wrists and legs so they may be more productive on the floor.
We believe that by shortening the work week, not only will the above conditions create a more productive team, but there will be less call-offs. Multiple call-offs have been the result of extreme fatigue especially during casino promotions. The lack of appropriate staff has not only resulted in an inability to ensure exceptional guest service to our patrons, but beverage employees are already experiencing "burnout" which we believe can be combated once the work-week is condensed.
2. By decreasing the five-day work week to a four-day work week, the Four Winds Casino will be instrumental in promoting environmental awareness as employees will no longer be required to drive in on day number five to work a four-hour shift before receiving an early-out.
We believe that with gas prices increasing and environmental conditions being a factor, bringing people in to work to send them home four hours later is economically wasteful and environmentally unfriendly.
Barrier to accessibility is a Social/Legal Discrimination of the Physically Disabled People.
As most of the outlets have a flight of steep high stairs for accessibility and almost all the physically disabled people couldn’t reach these outlets in a wheel chair, walker, or crutches, this is a Social/Legal Discrimination of the Physically Disabled People.
In a given year 3.5 million Americans will experience homelessness. 800,000 men, women, and children are homeless each night in this nation.
The homeless population is 49% African-American, 35% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic, 2% Native American, and 1% Asian. 40% of the male homeless population is veterans. About 16% of the homeless in the U.S. have severe chronic mental illness. From the 1960's to the early 1980's, 367,000 patients were released from mental institutions, and ended up homeless for lack of having anywhere to go.
About 26% of the homeless population suffers from some form of drug or alchohol abuse. The National Coalition for the Homeless found in 2001 that 42%of the homeless population are employed by day labor agencies, characterized by low pay,no health insurance,no job security and inadequate worker protections.
The federal government says affordable housing should be no more than 30% of a person's income. In 1999, the national two-bedroom housing wage was $11.08: in 2006, the national housing wage was 16.31, a 47% increase. The lack of affordable housing is widely considered to be the main cause of homelessness in the United States today.
This petition is to mandate that all insurance companies cover colonoscopies along with other appropriate screening tools for everyone 18-20 and older.
Voices of Fairfield County.
May 26, 2006
This Petition will be mailed to All Australian Members of the Senate in Parliament.
Child abuse is way out of control and it is time to turn the light on these sex offenders who have been getting away with the most Unacceptable... Who have been interfering with the rights of others, who have denied and exploited their responsibility as role-model and guardian.
We must All make ourselves accountable it is time to face this front on, together!
What's needed is Prevention and Zero tolerance!!!
What's needed is Greater public awareness through Education!
CONSIDER THIS: The word Victim should not be used. We do not want to encourage victimhood; 'Fear' This word implies one person is victorious over the other who is helpless, this word gives power away. The word predator should not be used...it promotes domninace to one side and instills fear and helplessness to the other side. Instead the abuser should be understood through description... as very sick, deeply immoral, deeply selfish, out of control, deficient in remorse therefore completely untrustworthy, sly, manipulative, unpredictable, harmful, violent... this would help avoid manipulation.
We can no longer function from fear...and we can no longer remain ignorant as ignorance is the greatest breeder of fear.
We are no longer victims when the so called predator sees we are the ones watching them...When what we say and what is done speaks the message that abusive behavior will not be tolerated the dominator will loose his power.
In Irish schools eating disorders are rampant and nothing is being done about it.
Children at primary school age are falling prey to the sick perversion of the media and society in genaral which projects an image of thinness on the verge of emaciation and associates it with success and beauty. Weight loss is always rewarded and plastic surgery is a regular occurance.
We live in an image obsessed culture and its gonna be the children of the future that'll pay for it. I myself am a 14 year old Irish student who suffers from an eating disorder and have many friends with eating disorders. A friend of mine was in fact bulimic when we were in 4th, 5th and 6th class in primary.
Eating Disorders are deadly awful diseases and awareness needs to be raised to help school children to understand and prevent them. Thank you for your time and please sign.
Designating the first day of April 2005 as `National Asbestos Awareness Day'. (Introduced in Senate)
S. RES. 43
Designating the first day of April 2005 as `National Asbestos Awareness Day'.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 8, 2005
Mr. REID submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Designating the first day of April 2005 as `National Asbestos Awareness Day'.
Whereas deadly asbestos fibers are invisible and cannot be smelled or tasted;
Whereas when airborne fibers are inhaled or swallowed, the damage is permanent and irreversible;
Whereas these fibers can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and pleural diseases;
Whereas asbestos-related diseases can take 10 to 50 years to present themselves;
Whereas the expected survival rate of those diagnosed with mesothelioma is between 6 and 24 months;
Whereas little is known about late stage treatment and there is no cure for asbestos-related diseases;
Whereas early detection of asbestos-related diseases would give patients increased treatment options and often improve their prognosis;
Whereas asbestos is a toxic and dangerous substance and must be disposed of properly;
Whereas nearly half of the more than 1,000 screened firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, and volunteers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, have new and persistent respiratory problems;
Whereas the industry groups with the highest incidence rates of asbestos-related diseases, based on 2000 to 2002 figures, were shipyard workers, vehicle body builders (including rail vehicles), pipefitters, carpenters and electricians, construction (including insulation work and stripping), extraction, energy and water supply, and manufacturing;
Whereas the United States imports more than 30,000,000 pounds of asbestos used in products throughout the Nation;
Whereas asbestos-related diseases kill 10,000 people in the United States each year, and the numbers are increasing;
Whereas asbestos exposure is responsible for 1 in every 125 deaths of men over the age of 50;
Whereas safety and prevention will reduce asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases;
Whereas asbestos has been the largest single cause of occupational cancer;
Whereas asbestos is still a hazard for 1,300,000 workers in the United States;
Whereas asbestos-related deaths have greatly increased in the last 20 years and are expected to continue to increase;
Whereas 30 percent of all asbestos-related disease victims were exposed to asbestos on naval ships and in shipyards;
Whereas asbestos was used in the construction of virtually all office buildings, public schools, and homes built before 1975; and
Whereas the establishment of a `National Asbestos Awareness Day' would raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate designates the first day of April 2005 as `National Asbestos Awareness Day'.