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Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2024

Lung Cancer Awareness month takes place every November in the UK.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage individuals displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP. Encouraging people to recognise these symptoms and see their doctor sooner could save lives.

Workers need to be aware that certain work activities, such as exposure to asbestos, mild steel welding fume and heavy and prolonged exposure to silica, can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.

Asbestos-related lung cancer kills approximately 2,500 people each year.

Under health and safety law employers are responsible for managing health and safety risks in their businesses, employees and the self-employed have important responsibilities too.

If you, or someone you know, work in a trade or industry where the health of your lungs may be affected, spread the word, share this information, and look after your lungs.

Get more information on the HSE website about:

Find out how UKATA supported Lung Cancer Awareness Month in 2023.

Published on Monday 19th February 2024

Date: Between Friday 1st November 2024 and Saturday 30th November 2024

Location: Nationwide