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How to ensure your respirator fits correctly during Movember

Article Updated On March 22, 2018 How to ensure your respirator fits correctly during Movember November has now become synonymous with men growing their facial hair in order to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer. Many men get involved with ‘Movember‘ every year, all helping towards this great […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2017

British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network

Article Updated On March 22, 2018 British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network The British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network has been launched to bring scientists together. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a cancer that grows between the lining of the lungs and the inside of the chest. It is regarded as a terminal condition. Only around […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 30, 2017

Navy Veterans die from asbestos exposure

Article Updated On October 18, 2017 Navy Veterans die from asbestos exposure A coroner has confirmed that two Navy veterans from Devon died as a direct result of being exposed to asbestos in the workplace. An inquest was held on the 13th September at South Molton town hall. 81 year old William Henry Prior, from […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 18, 2017

Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017

Article Updated On October 9, 2017 Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017 On the 27th-28th September 2017 we attended the Contamination Expo Series at the London ExCel centre. This is the 2nd year we have attended the exhibition to support our friends at IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers). Speaking to the […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 09, 2017

Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions

Article Updated On September 25, 2017 Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions The continuing presence of asbestos in the UK’s schools is a “scandal” say a coalition of trade unions. In a statement, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which comprises nine unions (the Association of School and College Leaders, Association […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent

Article Updated On September 25, 2017 Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently released figures showing the number of people in the UK that died from mesothelioma in 2015. The areas with the most deaths were Barrow-in-Furness, North Tyneside, West Dunbartonshire, Dagenham, Barking and Sunderland. […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer

Article Updated On September 5, 2017 White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer Over the years, medical researchers have concluded that white Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer. The are 6 different minerals that comprise asbestos, which are Chrysotile, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite. Chrysotile, otherwise known as white […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2017

Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos

Article Updated On August 22, 2017 Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos A Wigan builder has been fined by Manchester Magistrates Court for exposing a family to asbestos. Anthony McGrath of  Winstanley Construction was employed to do a garage conversion at the property. As part of the refurb, McGrath carried out asbestos removal […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 22, 2017

Balfour Beatty prosecuted for school asbestos safety breach

Article Updated On August 7, 2017 Balfour Beatty prosecuted for school asbestos safety breach Construction giants, Balfour Beatty, have been prosecuted and fined a whopping £500,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act. They were one of three contractors that were involved in building works that took place a […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

Mavis Nye Foundation officially registered

Article Updated On July 31, 2017 Mavis Nye Foundation officially registered Mavis Nye has set up her own cancer charity, years after she was first diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many people will know Mavis via social media, as she has continuely been raising awareness of asbestos and it’s effects for many years. She was diagnosed with […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017
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