Updates

Updates

  • Currently UK mesothelioma is the highest worldwide.
  • The latest Health and Safety projection suggests that about 1 in 170 of all British men born in 1940’s will die of mesothelioma.
  • Asbestos related diseases is an issue for both men and women!
  • Asia is heading for a surge in asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma.
  • The annual death toll of those diagnosed with an asbestos related disease in Wales stands around 200 which is more than twice the number of people killed in road accidents.
  • There is no cure for mesothelioma – it is a chest cancer which kills 1 person every 5 hours in the UK.
  • Asbestos is the greatest cause of work related deaths in the UK.
  • There is no ‘safe’ level of exposure to asbestos.
  • There are no ‘safe’ types of asbestos – All asbestos is bad – Blue asbestos kills. White  asbestos (chrysotile) kills. 

Media 

Press releases

Coroners times to improve

Mesothelioma Bill House of Lords 3rd reading

UK Asbestos compensation scheme criticised

MOD worker sues over exposure to asbestos

Ann Clwyd and men in white suits in Westminster

Nano fibres may pose health risk

Alnwick man blames asbestos at post office for cancer

Campaigners say fund does not go far enough

Payout plan for asbestos cancer

Epidemiologists denounce asbestos trade

Derby coroner warns of increase

Fines over Hebridean Princess

Farmers to fight a £6bn asbestos scam

Families win  landmark ruling on £600m asbestos compensation. (The Independent on Sunday, 25 March, 2012)

 Asbestos  -court ruling opens way for insurance claims

Families win asbestos claim ruling.

Victory for asbestos disease victims.

British Lung Foundation survey of asbestos identification in the home.

Women are more affected by asbestos.

Some argue that the asbestos warnings are exaggerated – The Great Asbestos Hysteria but in reply Apology from Daily Mail

Asbestos Diseases Updates

The Burden of Occupational Cancer in Great Britain -HSE  July 2012.

British Asbestos Newsletter

Mesothelioma Mortality in Great Britain: Analyses by Geographical Area and Occupation 2005:HSE

A Review of Research in Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, November 2010: National Cancer Research Unit

Asbestos Fact Sheet NO:343 (2010): World Health Organisation

 Occupational, domestic and environmental mesothelioma risks in Britain.