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Asbestos in crayons

Report details asbestos found in crayons A report issued 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 the report, Dev Gouda, said, “It’s insane […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 15, 2018

Asbestos containing products allowed in US manufacturing again

EPA introduce new rule allowing asbestos containing products to be manufactured again 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 […]

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 caused by exposure to asbestos, 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. […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2018

Damages awarded to former electrician following mesothelioma diagnosis

Mesothelioma patient receives damages settlement following mesothelioma diagnosis 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 […]

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

Asbestos found in J & J talc

J & J to appeal $4.7 billion verdict claiming asbestos is in their talc  Johnson & Johnson are set to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict where asbestos was found in their talc which has been awarded to 22 women in the U.S claiming the companies talc products gave them ovarian cancer. 5 weeks of expert […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 17, 2018

Asbestos in youth club

Asbestos in youth club forces temporary relocation A youth club has temporarily relocated due to the discovery of asbestos within the school they use for their activities. Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common, Oxfordshire, is the home of Sonning Common youth Club SC. The youth club meets in the space above the sports hall where […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 02, 2018

Asbestos ceiling tiles ignored by contractor

Demolition contractors in Ireland ignored asbestos ceiling tiles Leeside Cut & Core Contractor, based in County Cork, Ireland, have been taken to court and fined €50,000 (£44,000) after they ignored asbestos ceiling tiles on a demolition job. The demolition works took place at a two storey office building and put workers there at risk of […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 29, 2018

Asbestos surveying company fined for inadequate survey

Property management & asbestos surveying company fined after failure to identify asbestos Vital Property Solutions Limited, a property management company, and Home Inspectors Southern Limited, an asbestos surveying company, have both been fined following an investigation by the HSE. They have been accused of carrying out an inadequate refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey on a […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 19, 2018
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