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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

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

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

Former Engineer suffering with asbestos related cancer is compensated

Man diagnosed with asbestos related cancer secures legal settlement A man from Yorkshire has secured a legal settlement against his former employers after he was diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer. Mr James Casey, aged 63, of Halifax in West Yorkshire worked as a gas engineer for North Eastern Gas Board between 1969 and 1980. After […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 22, 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

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

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 10 things everyone should know about asbestos – Check for Asbestos

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

DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos

DIY Asbestos The BBC have confirmed that the team behind their popular TV show DIY SOS take no risks with Asbestos. Infact, they take the matter of asbestos very seriously indeed. No work commences on a building until asbestos Surveyors have visited the site and conducted an extensive asbestos survey. The asbestos Surveyors chosen to do […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017

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