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World Lung Cancer Day – 1 August 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.

Help IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign raise awareness of how to protect people from this deadly disease. You can get involved in the following ways:

• Download and distribute our free resources on how to manage asbestos, silica dustand diesel fumes at work

• Encourage your network to support our campaign and pledge to take action

• Share our messages on social media using the hashtag #WorldLungCancerDay

Thank your continued support to help tackle occupational cancer.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

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