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Asbestos is an airbourne hazard and remains a health risk in 2016

Asbestos is an airbourne hazard and remains a health risk in 2016 Asbestos is an airbourne hazard and remains a health risk in 2016.  Infact, of all the hazards to be found in the workplace, asbestos remains one of the most insidious. With around 5000 people in the UK each year dying of asbestos related illnesses […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 31, 2016

Confidential asbestos report leaked over Swansea Nightclub

Confidential Asbestos report leaked over Swansea Nightclub An investigation has been requested by Swansea Council after a confidential asbestos report was leaked to the press regarding the Oceana nightclub. The report details the rising costs of demolition work on the building. The costs have risen to over £4 million due to there being much more […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 27, 2016

Asbestos alert after a factory blaze in Wolverhampton

Asbestos alert after a factory blaze in Wolverhampton Residents living nearby have received an asbestos alert after a factory blaze in Wolverhampton. Public Health England have urged local residents to keep safe by closing all their windows and doors following the discovery of asbestos. The discovery came after two large units were gutted in the fire […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 26, 2016

Asbestos myths and the truth

Asbestos myths and the truth You will have heard about and read many myths concerning asbestos.   People just don’t seem to realise the dangers, and still consider it to be quite harmless.  In this article we want to share with you some of these asbestos myths and the truth. Certain myths that exist are […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 25, 2016

Skegness hotel fined for exposing staff to asbestos

Skegness hotel fined for exposing staff to asbestos The County Hotel in Skegness has been fined over £40,000 by the local council for exposing staff to asbestos. The hotel owners pleaded guilty to three separate breaches where they admitted responsibility for exposing their employees to asbestos. The hotel has since had extensive work done to […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2016

Teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma thinks Kent school is to blame

Teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma thinks Kent school is to blame A Teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma thinks Kent school is to blame, Sevenoaks, and has specialist lawyers investigating on his behalf. Michael Polley, aged 65, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2016.  He was a teacher at Sevenoaks school from 1977 to 1981. The diagnosis came […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2016

Studies reveal that talcum powder could cause cancer

Studies reveal that talcum powder could cause cancer Johnson & Johnson have been sued after a woman in America died from ovarian cancer, caused by using their baby talcum powder and ‘shower to shower’ products. Johnson & Johnson are expected to launch an appeal, although this case is one of many others currently being brought […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 20, 2016

Heating Engineer fined for exposing homeowners to asbestos

Heating Engineer fined for exposing homeowners to asbestos A self employed heating engineer has been fined after removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibers. Karl Locher pleaded guilty at Trafford Magistrate’s Court after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Locher was employed […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 12, 2016

Mesothelioma may be detected early by breath screening

Mesothelioma may be detected early by breath screening Scientists in Belgium are saying there’s a chance that Mesothelioma may be detected early by breath screening. A new breath analysis tool could detect early signs of mesothelioma in those people who used to work with asbestos as part of their job. Breath analysis tests were carried out […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 11, 2016

Rochdale Council responds to questions regarding former asbestos factory

Rochdale Council responds to questions regarding former asbestos factory As reported in Rochdale online, there was a meeting about the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site which took place on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Spotland Methodist Church. Following this meeting, it was reported that the answers to some previously unanswered questions had been revealed. A […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 10, 2016
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