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Asbestos is still a hidden killer Asbestos is known as the silent killer and can still be found in our homes, workplaces, schools, public buildings and commercial properties across the UK. Approximately 5000 people die every year in the UK from an asbestos related disease. This figure is higher than the number of deaths on […]
Asbestos was used as fake snow in many old Hollywood movies In order to create winter scenes in many old Hollywood movies, film makers used pure white asbestos fibers to replicate the look of snow. Up until the late 1920’s, film makers were known to use various methods to try and create the illusion of […]
Rochdale lady suffering from Mesothelioma after washing husbands clothes Vivienne Swain from Rochdale puts her diagnosis of Mesothelioma cancer down to having washed her husbands asbestos ridden clothes for years. Her husband, Michael, worked as a joiner for Manchester City Council in the 1970s. He died in his early forties from a brain disease. Vivienne, […]
Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos Bury business owner jailed for exposing workers and public to asbestos……………..A judge at Manchester Magistrates Court has jailed Bury Business owner, David Briggs, of Briggs Demolition, for a total of 24 weeks (6 months) for exposing his workers and the general public to deadly asbestos. […]
Many home decorating enthusiasts are still ignoring asbestos risk Industrial disease Lawyer, Dominic Smith, from Slater and Gordon, says many home decorating enthusiasts are still ignoring asbestos risk when carrying out DIY jobs at home. Many people are still unaware of the dangers when it comes to asbestos. They will drill into a wall without […]