World Lung Cancer Day 2020
Taking place on 01 August, World Lung Cancer Day raises awareness about lung cancer and its global impact. The day aims to create an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks as well as early treatment around the world.
It’s estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In 2012, there were 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases of this disease alone.
Lung cancer is also one of the most common work-related cancers, caused by exposure to dangerous carcinogens such as asbestos, silica dust and diesel fumes. However, it can be prevented by putting in place measures to control exposure at work.
We support World Lung Cancer Day and encourage everyone to use our No Time to Lose campaign resources to help raise awareness of how to protect people from this deadly disease.
Get involved in the following ways:
- Download and distribute our free resources on how to manage asbestos, silica dust and diesel fumes at work
- Support our campaign and pledge to take action
- Share our messages on social media
We’d love to hear how you’ve been taking action – let us know.