Action Mesothelioma Day 2011 took place on Friday 1st July. Hundreds of asbestosis disease sufferers and their families came together at events staged at UK regional areas of former industrial and manufacturing asbestos use, including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds and Plymouth to warn of a growing asbestos crisis.

Held annually, key groups and organisations from the medical, legal and caring professions also attend to help with continuing to raise asbestos awareness. Every year, 2,000 men and women are diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. Subsequently, and with perhaps only a few months left to live, victims and their families apply to receive mesothelioma compensation, as a result of original exposure between 15 to 50 years earlier at their workplace or secondary exposure at home.

Some photos of the day: