Category Archives: Mesothelioma

ITV News discovers growing danger of dumped asbestos

[breadcrumb] ITV News discovers growing danger of dumped asbestos A report by ITV News has revealed the worrying increase in dumped asbestos around the country.   Freedom of information requests by ITV News showed 3,222 asbestos fly-tipping incidents this year, a rise of 14% since 2014. The material is dumped in public spaces, in parks, churchyards […]

“Ticking time bomb” of asbestos in UK hospitals

[breadcrumb] “Ticking time bomb” of asbestos in UK hospitals Recent headlines suggest hospitals in the capital and across the rest of the country could be a danger to the public as asbestos is left in place from building work carried out decades ago. Milton Keynes hospital has been forced to pay almost £150,000 after an […]

New campaign for indirect asbestos victims

[breadcrumb] New campaign for indirect asbestos victims Sufferers of a fatal asbestos-related disease who never actually worked with the material have launched a campaign for compensation. Most of us are aware that exposure to asbestos can cause terminal illness, namely a cancer called mesothelioma.  What many people don’t know is that more and more cases […]

Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week

[breadcrumb] Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week The British Lung Foundation will celebrate its annual Breathe Easy Week between the 12th-18th June. Breathe Easy week is a series of events in which support groups from The British Lung Foundation help raise awareness of different lung conditions and diseases. Themes and topics in […]

Manchester hostel bosses exposed visitors and workers to deadly asbestos

[breadcrumb] Manchester hostel bosses exposed visitors and workers to deadly asbestos A judge has found that the owners of a Manchester hostel failed to carry out an asbestos survey, potentially exposing workers and the public to asbestos, a material which can cause fatal diseases. Hatters Hostel, based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, was ordered […]

HSE updates asbestos awareness strategy

[breadcrumb] HSE updates asbestos awareness strategy As a government report finds that a fifth of schools are not ‘fully compliant’ with correct asbestos procedures, the Health and Safety Executive has changed its approach to dealing with the problem, aiming to raise awareness of the substance and its dangers. The government report found that around a […]

Devastating reach of asbestos shows no sign of abating on World Cancer Day

[breadcrumb] Devastating reach of asbestos shows no sign of abating on World Cancer Day Mention asbestos and many of us might believe it’s a thing of the past.  We all know it’s a dangerous substance but, as World Cancer Day approaches on 4 February, we should take note of the devastating impact the material is […]

New study offers hope to Mesothelioma sufferers

[breadcrumb] New study offers hope to Mesothelioma sufferers US scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA have carried out a comprehensive genomic analysis of over 200 mesothelioma tumour samples. The study shows there are unknown genetic mutations behind the disease which could lead to better treatment options available which will target these […]

Woman wins huge damages in cancer case related baby-talc

[breadcrumb] Woman wins huge damages in cancer case related baby-talc A woman from Alabama has won $72 million in damages after the state of Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay out. The lady unfortunately passed away last year from ovarian cancer however her family continued the claim for damages and have won the case […]

Health and Safety Executive release annual report 2014/15

[breadcrumb] Health and Safety Executive release annual report 2014/15 Last week the UK’s governing health and safety body, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), released their annual report including key stats and figures. Every year the HSE collate reports and figures and releases them in a couple of handy documents which aim to show the […]