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Asbestos warning as plans for new housing site agreed

Housing estate to be built on former landfill site despite asbestos warning Town planners have given the go ahead to building a new housing estate in Holmfirth, Leeds, on the site of a former landfill site, despite an asbestos warning from a councillor. The former landfill site is said to be contaminated by asbestos, mercury, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 05, 2018

What are the 6 types of asbestos?

There are 6 types of asbestos altogether, but 3 main ones are used The 6 different types of asbestos 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 minerals. As mentioned above, the 3 types of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 29, 2018

Asbestos health check being offered on NHS for Grenfell survivors

NHS to offer £50m asbestos health check screening programme in wake of disaster Following concerns over potential asbestos poisoning, Grenfell tower survivors are being offered an asbestos health check screening by the NHS. The decision has been reached after the NHS were urged by senior coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox, to take action to prevent any more […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

The history of asbestos

History of asbestos from ancient to modern times Follow our cool infographic below that details the history of asbestos and how it was used over the centuries, right through from the stone age to current day. Did you enjoy reading this infographic about the history of asbestos?  Then check out our other interesting articles below. […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 23, 2018

Amosite and Chysotile missed by inexperienced Asbestos Surveyor

Asbestos surveyor had no asbestos surveying training An Asbestos Surveyor and a property management consultancy have both been taken to court and fined more than £15,000 after they provided a majorly inadequate refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. The company employed to conduct the asbestos survey, Home Inspectors Southern, failed to identify chrysotile and amosite asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018

Prison sentence for businessman who failed to obtain asbestos refurbishment survey

Asbestos refurbishment survey wasn’t conducted prior to building renovations The HSE have successfully prosecuted a businessman from Manchester after he carried out renovations to a building he owned without having an asbestos refurbishment survey done first. Renovations were carried out at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester, between 1st April 2012 and 12th October 2017. It was […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

Asbestos in Grenfell Tower disaster is risk for survivors

Survivors are warned health is at risk due to asbestos in Grenfell tower fire A Coroner has revealed her concerns for emergency workers and survivors after asbestos in Grenfell tower fire put their health at risk. Dr Fiona Wilcox fears that as a result of the Grenfell disaster, men, women and children will have been […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 03, 2018

33 year old woman dies from mesothelioma asbestos cancer

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 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 01, 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

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
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