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New Mesothelioma treatment increases survival rate of asbestos victims.

There have been developments in revolutionary treatment against Mesothelioma cancer in Toronto. Mesothelioma is a lung cancer which is exclusively linked to asbestos inhalation. Dr. John Cho and Dr. Marc De Perrot have teamed up to pioneer a new technique that has more than doubled survival rates in Mesothelioma patients. A Mesothelioma sufferer, Man Hong […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 20, 2015

HSE asbestos beware app deemed unsatisfactory.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) app was launched in October 2014 to increase awareness to asbestos and its dangers amongst tradespeople. ┬áThe app has been criticised by UKATA, the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association, saying they are disappointed with the app as it encourages untrained people to carry out asbestos removal. UKATA said that […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 18, 2015

Naturally occurring asbestos in Nevada

The naturally occurring, cancer causing mineral, asbestos has been found to exist naturally in Southern Nevada where carcinogenic mineral fibres including asbestos were discovered. Asbestos is still mined around the world and its natural presence is often disturbed by erosion sending fibres into the air filling the landscape with asbestos. Asbestos fibres are long and […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 16, 2015

Online Asbestos Awareness Training.

Online learning is increasingly being used as a method of providing asbestos awareness training. The HSE recognises the use of online learning as a delivery method for asbestos awareness training, meeting all requirements of Regulation 10 of the control of asbestos regulations. The flexibility of the online course allows for you to take the course […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 11, 2015

Changes in Construction design and management (CDM) regulations.

There has been a change in legislation, due to begin April 6th 2015, put into place by the CDM (construction design and management) making changes from the 2007 regulations. ┬áThe changes are to keep up to date with a need for increased health and safety within construction projects. Asbestos is heavily linked to the construction […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 10, 2015

New technology to treat asbestos waste and turn it into a non-hazardous product.

Essex based company-Windsor Integrated Services Group (WISG) has acquired technology that can be used to treat asbestos waste, turning it into an aggregate product to be used in construction. The company offers services and products within the waste sector and the technology is said to set an example for managing asbestos waste worldwide. The technology […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 09, 2015

Suffolk building company fined for exposing employees to asbestos

An investigation from the HSE (health and safety executive) has found that a firm LJW Cladding Ltd removed asbestos insulation board without the necessary license. Insulation cladding board is one of the most dangerous types of asbestos containing material (ACM) and is extremely hazardous. Removal of such substance needs to be undertaken by a fully […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 06, 2015

Asbestos Awareness and Working with non-licensed asbestos training in Bury, Manchester.

At Armco, we are holding a training day on 27th February 2015 at our dedicated training facility; Bury Business Centre, Bury, Manchester. The training will be a full day of classroom based training, made up of asbestos awareness (Category A) training in the morning, followed by working with non-licensed materials (Category B) in the afternoon. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2015

UK Asbestos related disease epidemic is expected.

In time with world cancer day, doctors in the UK warn of asbestos related disease epidemic, specifically Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the cells of the mesothelium which is the lining of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is exclusively linked to the exposure and inhalation of asbestos. […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 04, 2015

Global use of asbestos

An International Mesothelioma crisis is predicted if widespread use of asbestos is continued globally. Asbestos is used worldwide for a number of reasons, such as the strengthening fire proof products and in construction. It is exclusively linked to the lung disease Mesothelioma. If countries around the world continue to use asbestos at the rate they […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 03, 2015
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