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Household products containing asbestos

Household items containing asbestos – you may not realise that many everyday products you thought were safe could still contain asbestos.

Read the full article | Published Aug 11, 2020

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

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

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

Is there asbestos in your ceiling?

What types of ceilings have asbestos? We’re all familiar with Artex and textured coating ceilings that were prevalent in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, many of which contained asbestos, but is an asbestos ceiling dangerous? Perhaps you have planned to do some decorating or renovations and you’re concerned about the old asbestos ceiling. Will […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 28, 2018

Asbestos and cancer – what is the link between the two?

Researchers learning more about the link between asbestos and cancer We all know that asbestos causes cancer, but what is the link between asbestos and cancer? Research is still being conducted to understand how asbestos causes diseases such as mesothelioma and other cancers such as asbestosis. A couple of recent studies have shed light on […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 11, 2018

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers

Family of Chelmsford man who died of asbestos exposure seek answers The family of a man from Chelmsford who died of an asbestos related cancer are seeking answers from his former employer concerning his exposure to asbestos. Norman Samuel Scarlett died in February of this year after falling ill in the autumn of 2016. He […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2017

Daughter instructs law firm to investigate fathers death from asbestos

Former Barrow shipyard worker dies from mesothelioma aged 82 A woman has instructed specialist lawyers Irwin Mitchell to investigate the cause of her fathers death from asbestos. The post mortem concluded that the former shipyard worker died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. John Michelbach, from Thornton-Cleveleys in Lancashire, had worked for Vickers Armstrong at their […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 10, 2018

Daughter of former Fife Councillor demands better care for Asbestos Victims

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
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