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Widow seeks help over husband’s asbestos death

Widow seeks help over husband’s asbestos death A widow from Lowestoft is asking for help from her husband’s old workmates after his asbestos death on 2nd March 2018. Royston Pothan previously worked as an electrician in Luton and died aged 80 of an asbestos-related disease last year. Mr Pothan had been diagnosed with the asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published May 20, 2019

Hospital staff exposed to asbestos at work

Hospital fined after contractors & staff exposed to asbestos at work Hospital contractors and staff were exposed to asbestos at work while working for the Royal Shrewsbury hospital. As a result, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have received a fine totaling £16,000 and have also been ordered to pay more than £18,000 in costs. […]

Read the full article | Published May 14, 2019

Asbestos wire gauze

What is a wire gauze? A wire gauze is most commonly used in a laboratory and is a very important piece of equipment that is used frequently in that particular environment. Wire gauze is best described as a thin sheet of metal with a net like pattern or a wire mesh. In a laboratory, the wire […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 16, 2019

Asbestos symptoms

Article Updated On June 25, 2019 The common asbestos symptoms Think you may be suffering from an asbestos-related disease? Check out the most common asbestos symptoms below which will vary depending on which type of asbestos disease you have:- 1 Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath is often one of the very first signs of […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 08, 2019

White Asbestos

Article Updated On June 25, 2019 What is white asbestos used for? White asbestos, or chrysotile asbestos as it’s more commonly known, is one of the most widely used types of asbestos in the world. It’s used in a lot of common building materials, textiles, and other materials. Chrysotile asbestos containing products include:- Adhesives Brake […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 03, 2019

What does asbestos look like?

Article Updated On June 25, 2019 Ever wondered what raw asbestos looks like? If you’ve never come across it before, you may wonder ‘What does asbestos look like?’ Asbestos can be difficult to identify as it’s often mixed in with other materials. But there are some very common materials that are known to contain asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2019

Asbestos in artex ceilings

Article Updated On June 25, 2019 What is Artex? Firstly, before we discuss asbestos in Artex, let’s talk about what Artex actually is. Artex is a common surface coating, mainly found on older ceilings, and is still used today for interior decorating. It used to be very popular amongst decorators as it allowed them to add […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 18, 2019

Man receives prison sentence for dumping asbestos

Article Updated On April 16, 2019 Jail sentence for man caught dumping asbestos A man has been jailed for 4 months after he was found guilty of dumping asbestos waste on the North York Moors last August. He was tracked down by police through ‘operation eyeball’. Darren Goddard from Lazenby, near Middlesbrough, admitted to dumping […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 30, 2019

Construction companies fined for removing asbestos ceiling tiles

Article Updated On April 16, 2019 Asbestos ceiling tiles were removed from primary school Two construction companies have received a fine following refurbishment works they carried out on a Derby school where they removed asbestos ceiling tiles. They received the fine because they allowed sub-contractors they had employed to be exposed to asbestos fibers. The […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 14, 2019

Asbestos dust caused death of Electrician’s wife

Article Updated On April 16, 2019 Man suing Vauxhall over asbestos dust A man who worked as an electrician has said his wife died as a result of asbestos dust. John Carey says he would come home with asbestos dust on his coveralls and in his hair, sideburns and moustache. The asbestos dust was breathed […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 17, 2018
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