Asbestos

Action Mesothelioma Day - The 5,000 Deaths That Go Unreported

Alan Mckenna | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Alan Mckenna

Every year the first friday of July see's Action Mesothelioma Day in the UK, where events take place across the country to both raise awareness of the scourge of asbestos and to commemorate and remember those who have succumbed to the individious diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.

118 Things That Can Give You Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation published a report warning that processed meats such as bacon and sausages increase a person's risk o...

What Is Asbestos?: Health Risks And How To Stay Protected

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As many as 30,000 police officers may have come into contact with asbestos, the Metropolitan Police have said. A large number of buildings used for...

Two-Thirds Of Workers At Risk From Dangerous Substances

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than two-thirds of workers could be at risk from potentially dangerous hazardous substances, research has found. According to a study of 500 p...

More Than 3,000 Students In Wales Slept In Asbestos University Bedrooms Last Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than 3,000 students in Wales slept in bedrooms containing the potentially fatal chemical asbestos - because their universities considered it a "l...

Robin Hood 2.0: A New Hope for Cancer Patients?

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Dr Penny Woods

It is estimated that more than 60,000 people will die from this dreadful disease over the next 30 years unless new treatments are discovered. Yet research into meso - the only thing that is likely to find those treatments - is shamefully underfunded, receiving a fraction of the investment received by diseases that kill similar number of people, such as skin cancer.

Students Not Warned They Sleep Next To 'Hidden Killer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are not being told they sleep in death traps as last year 17,000 slept in bedrooms which contained the "hidden killer" asbestos, it has been ...

Asbestos: Britain's Women

Gemma Goodman | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK
Gemma Goodman

Women in the UK are more likely than those in any other nation to be diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos dust. At ...

Students Evacuated After High Asbestos Levels Found

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school in Wales has been evacuated after plumbers discovered high levels of asbestos in the building, prompting fears there may be many more schools...

Chris Wimpress

The Unlikely Tory Rebel Who Won For Asbestos Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Conservative MP Tracey Crouch - who secured a government U-turn on access to no-win no fee agreements for victims of mesothelioma - has told HuffP...

Asbestos Workers Will Die Before Receiving Compensation

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Thousands of terminally ill workers will die before getting the compensation they deserve because of delays to a new law aimed at addressing the probl...

Asbestos Families Win Compensation

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Relatives of workers who died of an asbestos-related cancer have won a compensation fight at the Supreme Court. Judges ruled that insurance liabili...

Asbestos In Britain's Schools A 'National Scandal'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The presence of killer fibre asbestos in the majority of British state schools constitutes a "national scandal", MPs said on Wednesday. A report pu...

When the Punters Threw Away Their Slips... How the Rights of British Workers Have Been Demolished

Peter Watson | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Watson

You may have heard marketing spiel from insurers recently pointing out that when an uninsured driver hits your car, "don't worry; you'll be fully cove...

Asbestos Death At Lincolnshire College Prompts Calls For More Protection

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a cleaner, who died from lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos at the college she worked, has prompted calls for better protection ...