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Asbestos victims need better care says Scottish MP Claire Baker, a Fife Labour MSP says that asbestos victims should be better cared for. She was speaking out following the death of her father one year ago. Her father died from exposure to asbestos. Mrs Baker has recently joined the appeal to do more for asbestos […]Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2018
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 10 things everyone should know about asbestos Check for asbestos 1. Asbestos is actually a group of six different minerals that are found in the earth. They have been widely used in the construction industry over many years because they are excellent at retaining heat (insulation) and are very strong in composition. […]Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2017
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
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
Canadian unions call for asbestos ban An organisation representing trade unions in Canada is calling on the Canadian federal government to ban asbestos. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) represents around 3.3 million workers in unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community based labour councils. Canada was central to the rise in use of […]Read the full article | Published Nov 09, 2016