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Asbestos deaths UK

How many asbestos related deaths in the UK each year? According to the HSE, statistics show that there are currently over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths per year in the UK including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The latest figures collated in 2016 show that there were 2,595 mesothelioma deaths, with a similar number of lung […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2019

Asbestos regulations domestic premises

Article Updated On August 13, 2019Domestic premises – what are the asbestos regulations for homeowners? Are you a home owner and wondering what the asbestos regulations are when it comes to domestic premises? Well, the asbestos regulations are different for domestic and non-domestic premises. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) are directed at non-domestic […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 05, 2019

Asbestos related diseases

Article Updated On August 6, 2019What are asbestos related diseases? Asbestos related diseases are caused by exposure to asbestos, where the asbestos fibers are inhaled and affect the lungs and pleura. There are various types of asbestos related diseases which include non-malignant (non cancerous) diseases such as asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, rounded atelectasis and malignant diseases (cancerous) […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 15, 2019

Asbestos in Plaster Walls

Article Updated On June 25, 2019Asbestos plaster in walls & ceilings Asbestos in plaster building materials (cement) was commonly used between 1940 and 1990 in the construction of many residential and commercial buildings. As such, it can still be found in many older residential and commercial buildings today. How to Identify Asbestos in Plaster Asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 17, 2019

Asbestos Insulation Identification

Article Updated On June 25, 2019What is asbestos insulation? There are different types of asbestos insulation and it varies in appearance. It was a very common material used in homes that were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As such, some older properties may still contain some form of asbestos insulation. Asbestos was frequently used […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 10, 2019

Mesothelioma Prognosis

What is a Mesothelioma Prognosis? Doctors describe a mesothelioma prognosis as being an overall outlook for a patient who has been diagnosed with the disease. The purpose of a prognosis for the patient is that it helps to determine the different treatment options that are available and which they can pursue, including any prospects of […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 06, 2019

Woman frightened to live at home because of asbestos materials

Asbestos materials in 81 year old woman’s home are causing her concern A woman from Hull says she is frightened to live in her own council house after asbestos materials were discovered during an inspection. 81 year old Annie Rowley’s home was inspected by Hull City Council in Browning Close, west Hull, and she was […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 03, 2019

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
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