The World Corrosion Organization designated April 24, 2010 as the inaugural Corrosion Awareness Day. Corrosion
Awareness Day is designed to highlight the estimated $2.2 trillion annual cost of corrosion worldwide (3 to 4 % of GDP of
industrialized countries) reflecting in part many decision-makers in industry and government not fully understanding the
consequences of corrosion and how critical it is to control it.