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When was asbestos banned in UK?

What year was asbestos finally banned in the UK? Surprisingly, asbestos wasn’t actually fully banned in the UK until 1999. Initially, back in 1985, the first asbestos prohibition laws were introduced and the UK banned the import and use of blue (crocidolite) and brown (amosite) asbestos. It took some years later before the UK government […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2019

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers The family of a man from Chelmsford who died of an asbestos related cancer are seeking answers from his former employer concerning his exposure to asbestos. Norman Samuel Scarlett died in February of this year after falling ill in the autumn of 2016. He […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Asbestos exposure fear as primary school is refurbed

Asbestos exposure fear grows amongst locals as primary school is renovated Local residents of a primary school in Chingford, Walltham Forest, are concerned for the safety of pupils and staff as building works take place and asbestos exposure fear spreads throughout the community. Selwyn Primary School is having two of its Edwardian buildings demolished as […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 18, 2018

Where to dispose of asbestos waste in Manchester

Where to dispose of asbestos waste in Manchester Are you wondering where to dispose of asbestos waste in Manchester? Perhaps you have dismantled a shed or garage at home that contains asbestos cement, or you have been doing some home renovations involving removing asbestos. Some examples of where asbestos cement bonded materials may be used […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 29, 2016

Grenfell Tower fire disaster asbestos

Grenfell Tower fire disaster – flats contained deadly asbestos Health Officials have revealed that all 120 flats within the Grenfell Tower block fire are thought to have contained high levels of asbestos.  As a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, it is feared that asbestos particles were shrewn all over the neighbouring homes. It is […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2017

Unsafe asbestos work leads to company fine

Wood processing company carried out unsafe asbestos work at own premises The HSE have fined a wood processing company for unsafe asbestos work that they carried out on their own work premises in Macclesfield. The case was heard at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. On the 20th October 2016, the company known as Wood Treatment […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

14 year old girl one of world’s youngest asbestos cancer sufferers

Girl from UK becomes one of youngest asbestos cancer sufferers 14 year old Macie Greening has become one of the world’s youngest asbestos cancer sufferers. The teenage girl from Devon was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in March of this year. Since her diagnosis, Macie has undergone four rounds of chemotherapy, but sadly without any success. […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2018

Kent council fined after asbestos disturbed at school

Asbestos disturbed at school in Kent leads to council being fined The HSE have reported that Kent County Council have been issued with a fine of £200,000 due to asbestos disturbed at a school managed by them. Lansdowne Primary School was found to contain asbestos rope hanging from the ceiling and an asbestos flue during […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis for British doctor living in Oz

Mum of two claims she may have digested asbestos fibers during childhood 43 year old Kate Richmond, a British woman who now lives in Victoria, Australia, has been given a devastating mesothelioma cancer diagnosis. The mother of two was diagnosed with the rare cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma. Kate believes she may have been exposed to asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Asbestos fire at Donnington military base causes death of local woman

Woman dies from mesothelioma after helping to clean up after asbestos fire The Ministry of Defence have paid a large sum in compensation to the family of a woman who died as the result of an asbestos fire at one of their bases in Donnington, Shropshire. Susan Maughan died from mesothelioma in 2015 aged 63 […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018
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