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Smokers exposed to asbestos are more likely to develop lung cancer

Smokers exposed to asbestos are more likely to develop lung cancer Studies show that smokers exposed to asbestos are more likely to develop lung cancer. Studies also show that those smokers who quit smoking following long-term asbestos exposure will hugely reduce their risk of developing lung cancer. Dr Steven B. Markowitz of Queen’s college, New […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 31, 2016

Improving standards in asbestos waste disposal

Improving standards in asbestos waste disposal Early last year, the Environment Agency (EA) published an industry briefing note of their findings following a national audit of asbestos waste transfer stations.  The audit was carried out along with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Natural Resources Wales. As part of the audit, 99 sites were […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 31, 2016

Cleaner died after asbestos in old school building say family

Cleaner died after asbestos in old school building say family It is believed that after working in a secondary school for over 20 years, that a cleaner died after asbestos in old school building say family of the deceased woman. Margaret McClounnan retired in the year 2000 having worked at the Oban High school as […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 27, 2016

Former Liverpool cinema could finally be demolished after asbestos delays

Former Liverpool cinema could finally be demolished after asbestos delays A Former Liverpool cinema could finally be demolished after asbestos delays meant that it has been sitting in a dilapidated state for months on end. The site is the former Coconut Grove and Carlton cinema in the Tuebrook area of Liverpool, and has caused controversy between […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 26, 2016

Housing chiefs are seeking to reassure residents over asbestos concerns

Housing chiefs are seeking to reassure residents over asbestos concerns Following renovation works earlier on this year, where asbestos was discovered in a block of Glasgow flats, Housing chiefs are seeking to reassure residents over asbestos concerns. Concerns were raised by a resident pensioner following the discovery and subsequent removal works arranged by Glasgow Housing Association. He was concerned […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 25, 2016

Staffordshire farm blaze reveals asbestos

Staffordshire farm blaze reveals asbestos Land at a farm in Staffordshire has been on fire for over two weeks, and residents living nearby have been offered advice by Health experts after asbestos was found at the site. Over a thousand tonnes of waste has been burning on Oak Tree Farm in Rugeley, which was originally started as […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2016

Police officers unknowingly exposed to asbestos at Grand Hotel bombing

Police officers unknowingly exposed to asbestos at Grand Hotel bombing It has emerged that police officers who worked at the scene of the Grand hotel bombing, Brighton, back in 1984, weren’t made aware at the time that they were being exposed to toxic levels of asbestos. The dangerously high levels of asbestos were recorded on police […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 19, 2016

Asbestos kills former houses of parliament electrical engineer

Asbestos kills former houses of parliament electrical engineer Frederick Hodge, who was an electrical engineer at the Houses of Parliament during the 1970’s and 80’s, died last August aged 80 from asbestos-related cancer, and his two sons have discovered that he kept dairies for almost 20 years that outlined his safety concerns of the building. More and more cases of people […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 19, 2016

What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma? We are often asked the question, ‘What is Mesothelioma?’  Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, which is a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the chest wall, where it is known as the pleura; the abdomen where it is known as the peritoneum; or the testicles. […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 12, 2016

Asbestos waste dumped by flytippers on a Blackpool Street

Asbestos waste dumped by flytippers on a Blackpool Street Last week, reports were circulating about a case of asbestos waste dumped by flytippers on a Blackpool Street. They dumped over 600kg of the hazardous material in a residential area. Blackpool Council had to come out to clear the blue bags away. Officials are now saying […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 11, 2016
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