33 year old woman dies from mesothelioma asbestos cancer

Last Updated on 18th September 2019 by

Young medical researcher was exposed to asbestos 15 years ago during gap year

33 year old Medical Researcher, Rose Wharton, was otherwise a fit and healthy young woman when she died from mesothelioma asbestos cancer.

Rose fell ill 15 years after she had helped to build a school in Argentina using asbestos material in her gap year.

Her family say that it’s the only way that she could have been exposed to asbestos.

She was just 18 at the time she helped to build the school.

Darren Salter, the Oxfordshire coroner, said her case was very unusual because Rose was so young to die from the illness.

It is normally associated with older people who have worked with asbestos for many years.

In particular, tradesmen such as plumbing and heating engineers who are exposed over say 30 to 40 years.

Rose was described as being fit and healthy and had no known medical problems besides asthma.

mesothelioma asbestos cancer victim - Rose Wharton, died of the illness at age 33

Mesothelioma asbestos related cancer is diagnosed

Ms Wharton received the news that she was suffering from mesothelioma asbestos cancer in September 2017.

She later died at home in Oxford on the 20th May 2018.

The Coroner recorded her death as a narrative verdict due to the cause of her cancer not being known for sure.

Family and friends have set up a JustGiving crowdfunding page in her memory.

So far, they have raised almost £3,000 towards vital research into peritoneal mesothelioma.

Her work colleagues from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford have said she will be greatly missed.

They will be taking part in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 7th October in her memory.

Source of article:-  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6214137/Young-woman-got-asbestos-related-cancer-gap-year-15-years-ago.html


Did you enjoy reading our article on 33 year old woman dies from mesothelioma asbestos related cancer ?  Then check out our latest posts below.Duty holders and employers have a legal responsibility to manage asbestos in their properties, carrying out an asbestos survey in their building so as not to put employees at risk.

So make sure you contact our Armco office to arrange an asbestos survey, before it’s too late! 

Whether you need an asbestos management survey, or a refurbishment/ demolition survey, contact us on 0161 763 3727 or by visiting https://www.armco.org.uk/

Finally, for all your asbestos training needs call 0161 761 4424 or visit https://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/to book an asbestos awareness training course.

Latest News...
20th February 2024Asbestos, once hailed as a wonder material for its fire-resistant properties, has left a complex legacy across the globe, particularly within the construction industry. Its durability and insulating qualities made it a staple in buildings and homes, yet its hazardous impact on health is undeniable. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to serious diseases, including […] [...] Read more...
30th January 2024Asbestos, once widely used in the UK for its heat-resistant properties, now poses a significant health risk in older buildings. Identifying this material is crucial for ensuring safety, particularly in structures built before the late 20th century. For experts at Armco, specialists in asbestos surveys and removal, the ability to detect asbestos accurately is vital. […] [...] Read more...
26th October 2023Asbestos once hailed for its heat resistance and insulation properties, has been extensively used in a myriad array of industries including construction, automotive and shipbuilding. However, its use has been significantly curtailed due to the serious health risks it poses when its fibres become airborne. The objective of this blog is to shed light on […] [...] Read more...
23rd August 2023Asbestos, once celebrated for its fire-resistant properties and durability, has left an indelible mark on public health and safety due to its carcinogenic nature. While significant strides have been made in asbestos management and regulation, the journey toward effective asbestos handling is far from over. In this article, we explore the exciting innovations and advancements […] [...] Read more...
13th July 2023Last Updated on 26th July 2023 by max2021 If you are concerned there might be asbestos in your home or workplace, one option you have is to test the area and material you suspect contains ACMs – Asbestos Containing Materials. This is not a commonly held skill. So like many people, you may head to […] [...] Read more...
24th May 2023The dangers of using a Bee Blower that contains asbestos Beekeeping is a beloved hobby that has been practised for centuries. However, it can also be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. One of the lesser-known hazards of beekeeping is using bee blowers containing asbestos. If your supplier imported the equipment from China, it […] [...] Read more...

Published Oct 01, 2018

Get in touch