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Asbestos in schools is ticking timebomb

Teaching Union raises concerns about asbestos in schools Asbestos in schools is a danger and a ticking timebomb according to a teaching union. Although asbestos has been banned since 1999, a lot of schools and older buildings built between the 1950’s and 1980’s still contain the dangerous mineral. As a consequence, the number of teachers […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Sea King helicopter staff asbestos exposure warning

Asbestos exposure warning issued to Military staff The Ministry of Defence have issued an asbestos exposure warning to Military staff who have worked on Sea King helicopters. They are going through the process of urgently removing parts thought to contain asbestos from all their aircraft. It is thought that thousands of engineers could be affected, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

EPA’s new asbestos rule

SNUR asbestos rule allows manufacture, import & processing of new asbestos products The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the U.S is to go ahead with plans to introduce a new asbestos rule known as SNUR. There are fears that the introduction of this new asbestos rule will mean an expansion in the use of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

School asbestos incident at Aberdeen academy

School asbestos was forgotten about for five days Reports from BBC Scotland say that a school in Aberdeen allowed twenty five people back onto the school premises following the disturbance of asbestos. The people were allowed back into the school due to a series of failures in dealing with the school asbestos incident. Aberdeen’s Bridge […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2018

Asbestos in crayons

Report details school supplies containing toxic substances including asbestos in crayons A report issued last week in the U.S by a public interest group revealed asbestos in crayons used by schools. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested 27 school products in an independent laboratory and found asbestos in Playskool crayons. Author of […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 15, 2018

Asbestos containing products allowed in US manufacturing again

The EPA have introduced new rule allowing asbestos back into manufacturing Asbestos containing products have yet to be completely banned in the U.S, despite a move towards a ban by placing significant restrictions on the deadly substance. However, in what is described as a step backwards, the U.S have now allowed asbestos to be used […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2018

Exposure to asbestos kills father of five

56 year old man dies from exposure to asbestos A father of five diagnosed with sarcomatois mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos related cancer, died just 7 months following his diagnosis. An inquest heard how the 56 year old man, Walter Frederick Kendall, died as a direct result of exposure to asbestos. Walter had worked at Paragon Wallpaper […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2018

Damages awarded to former electrician following mesothelioma diagnosis

£140,00 provisional damages settlement for mesothelioma patient A former bus company electrician has received a provisional damages award of £140,000 following a mesothelioma diagnosis. The man worked for the bus company, Thames Valley Traction Company from 1948 right through to 1973. He started work there in 1948 as an apprentice and then became an electrician. […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 01, 2018

Marks & Spencer payout after losing mesothelioma case

Mesothelioma case against high street giants Marks & Spencer Marks & Spencer have had to pay compensation to a lady who used to work for them after a successful mesothelioma case against them. The lady was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had worked at the Marks & Spencer store in Reading for 30 years previous to […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2018

Former Nestle worker wins mesothelioma claim

Woman with asbestos cancer takes Nestle to court with mesothelioma claim A woman who used to work at the Nestle factory in Hayes, Middlesex, in the 1950’s and 60’s, has taken the company to court with a mesothelioma claim against them. The woman was  diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer after having suffered for 6 months with […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 24, 2018
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