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Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent

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. Director of Services for Mesothelioma UK, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer

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 asbestos, has been used extensively within […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2017

Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos

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 work to the ceiling. The court […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 22, 2017

Balfour Beatty prosecuted for school asbestos safety breach

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 Waltham Forest school. Each contractor received […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 07, 2017

Mavis Nye Foundation officially registered

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 the disease mesothelioma back in 2009 […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 31, 2017

Asbestos crisis in UK schools

Asbestos crisis in UK schools In 2010 HSE carried out inspections on 164 randomly selected non-local authority schools in England, Scotland and Wales. As a result, 28 of the schools (17%) were served with a total of 41 Prohibition Notices: 17 for a  failure to provide adequate training 14 for a lack of a written […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 27, 2017

Category A Online Asbestos Awareness Training

Category A Online Asbestos Awareness Training The Law The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 apply to employers, employees, self employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulations 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 21, 2017

Asbestos expert warns ageing population means rise in mesothelioma deaths

Asbestos expert warns ageing population means rise in mesothelioma deaths Leading Asbestos expert, Robin Howie, has warned that the number of deaths is set to triple over the next 30 years, from men who develop a lethal lung disease after being exposed to asbestos. He said that the mesothelioma death toll has been massively underestimated due […]

Read the full article | Published May 02, 2017

Insulated asbestos containing flasks on sale in UK

Insulated asbestos containing flasks on sale in UK Even though asbestos has been banned in the UK for many years now, products containing asbestos still find their way into the country. Most recently, it was discovered that insulated flasks were available to purchase on Amazon, ebay and John Lewis stores that contained asbestos. The products […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 18, 2017

Female factory inspector was 1st to warn over Asbestos in 1898

Female factory inspector was 1st to warn over Asbestos in 1898 The dangers of asbestos exposure have been known about for a very long time. Infact, the 1st warnings about the toxic substance emerged in the late 1800’s. It was a female factory inspector by the name of Lucy Deane that first raised concern over […]

Read the full article | Published Apr 11, 2017
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