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Mesothelioma in women

More help needed for women who develop mesothelioma Asbestos campaigners say more help is needed for women who develop asbestos related cancers such as mesothelioma. Women are being forgotten about as it’s usually men who become victims due to working in industries such as shipbuilding. But there are more and more women who are developing […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 18, 2017

The link between asbestosis and vitamin D

New research shows link between asbestosis and vitamin D deficiency Researchers have revealed a link between asbestosis and vitamin D deficiency. Most people who develop asbestosis, a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD), have at some point in the past been exposed to asbestos, but not all. New research suggests that a vitamin D deficiency […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2018

Asbestos management guidance for schools

Government issues new asbestos management guidance for schools A recent study has revealed that 1,060 schools in England are not safely managing the risks of asbestos, carrying out any management of risks or are not fully compliant with current legislation. As such, the Government have stepped in and have issued schools with new safety guidelines […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Can asbestos cause cancer

Can asbestos really cause cancer and disease? So you know about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, but you may be asking yourself ‘can asbestos cause cancer?’ In this article, we highlight the diseases and different types of cancer that exposure to asbestos can cause that are least common. You will no doubt have heard […]

Read the full article | Published Dec 21, 2016

Protect your workers from Asbestos

Protect your workers from Asbestos Construction workers being exposed to asbestos is a huge concern, as unlike gaining an injury on site, with asbestos, it takes many years for any physical symptoms of the illness to show. There are an increasing number of people being affected by asbestos exposure, with approximately 5000 cases of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 07, 2017

National Recall of childrens quad bikes that could contain asbestos

National Recall of children’s quad bikes that could contain asbestos This is another case of asbestos products damaging public health. In Australia, there has been a national recall of children’s quad bikes that could contain asbestos. The bikes are made by the company Polaris. It is the Polaris youth quad bike models that are being […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 21, 2017

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

Oxford University Keeper died from asbestos poisoning

Oxford University Keeper of books may have died from asbestos poisoning An Oxford University Keeper of books may have died from asbestos poisoning. A court has heard how Professor Dennis Shaw worked at the Bodleian Library in the early 1970’s whilst some major refurbishment works were taking place. It is thought that he could have inhaled […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 30, 2017

The history of asbestos

History of asbestos from ancient to modern times Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in soil and can be found on every continent throughout the whole of the world, but what is it’s history? We do know that asbestos has been utilised for centuries by our ancestors and is still used in the manufacture […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

What are the 6 types of asbestos?

What are the 6 types of asbestos? There are 6 main types of asbestos that are known as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite (the 3 that are most often used) and anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. Asbestos is the collective name given to all 6 of these mineral types. These asbestos minerals can actually be divided into two […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 29, 2018
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