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Claire’s kids’ makeup found to be asbestos-free

The global retailer Claire’s Stores Inc says tests have shown its children’s makeup to be asbestos-free after it was forced to remove nine products from shelves when a news report claimed that tremolite asbestos had been found in them. Read the full article on CNN here.   Returns to be honoured Tremolite asbestos, as with all types of asbestos, is …

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New asbestos related illness centre for Mesothelioma UK opens in Leicester

The national cancer charity Mesothelioma UK has opened new dedicated offices at The Sidings, Birstall, Leicester. The opening was conducted by Lady Gretton, the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. The charity was previously based at Glenfield Hospital and is a specialist resource centre for mesothelioma, which is heavily associated with asbestos. Lady Gretton said she was “delighted” to open the headquarters, …

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Asbestos exposure at Rolls Royce in Derby?

Kathleen Jennings believes that her husband, Harold, died as a result of asbestos exposure whilst working for Rolls Royce between 1953 and 1981. (Read all about this in the Derby Telegraph). Mr Jennings, who worked at both the Precision Casting Facility (PCF) located on Wilmore Road and the Light Alloy Foundry site in Russell Street, was well-known as a good worker …

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What is mesothelioma (asbestos cancer), and how does it differ to other cancers?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer commonly associated with exposure to asbestos. It typically starts in the layers of tissue that cover the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), although it occasionally begins in the tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) surrounding the digestive system organs and in the lining of the heart (pericardial mesothelioma). Diagnosis of asbestos cancer (including mesothelioma and lung …

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Asbestos exposure can have an effect in just 2 days

A man has died from asbestos-related disease decades after being exposed to the material for just two days. Michael Davies had helped to dismantle roofing containing the substance in 1978. Mr Davies, who was 60 and lived in Pattingham in South Staffordshire, died on 18th September from mesothelioma – a rare and aggressive cancer that is caused by breathing in …

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Are high rises at risk of asbestos?

Asbestos has been identified in a flat in Stockbridge Village, raising concerns that hundreds of other tenants could be exposed to this harmful material. Asbestos materials were found in Mark Syme’s home on the 15th floor of the Denecliff tower block, many months after he had campaigned for the property to be inspected for the material. 48-year-old Mr Symes strongly …

Asbestos Disease Stats 2017

Did you know? According to the latest asbestos disease figures released by HSE, 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are linked to past exposures at work! 40% of lung disease-related deaths have been contributed to past exposure to asbestos. This is proof again that asbestos exposure is still the single largest industrial killer in the UK. The lastest mesothelioma figures reported, 2,542 Mesothelioma deaths in …

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Off-Road Vehicles Tied To Asbestos – What You Need To Know

We’re continually discovering new things about asbestos, as the technology which has been developed to counteract it and remove it progresses. This means that an increased awareness of what can expose us to the carcinogenic fibres is also going to happen. This statement has rung true for those people who are using off-road vehicles, as they may well be one …

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How long does asbestos stay airborne after a fire? Should you worry?

There are many things you might find yourself worrying about following a fire, whether the blaze broke out on your own property or in a nearby building. After a fire, you may find yourself worrying about carbon monoxide and the structure collapsing, and asbestos exposure may also be a major concern. In days gone by, asbestos was used for a …