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Asbestos News Roundup – June 2019

Asbestos is a substance that was widely used in the construction of buildings and in many other industries throughout the UK during the last century. However, it eventually became clear that asbestos is highly dangerous; when inhaled, the fibres can cause permanent damage to the lungs and respiratory system. As health-related symptoms often don’t appear for several decades after the asbestos exposure took place, it can come as a real shock to victims when they experience a serious, and often…

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Asbestos News Roundup – May 2019

Asbestos is a substance that, if inhaled, can cause irreparable, and sometimes fatal, damage to the lungs and respiratory system. However, symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses can take several decades to materialise, so some victims are unaware for many years that they have even been exposed to the toxic dust. Before finally being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos was widely used in many industries, such as construction, so is thought to have affected many thousands of workers who were…

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Asbestos News Roundup – February 2019

Inhaling asbestos fibres may cause irreparable damage to the lungs and respiratory system and can result in cancer, along with other debilitating conditions, which is why it is now banned from use in the UK. Formerly, this substance was used widely in many industries, including construction, automotive and shipbuilding, due to its excellent insulating and heat-resistant qualities. However, the damage that asbestos may cause to those who are exposed to it mean that it is to blame for thousands of…

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Asbestos News Roundup – January 2019

Asbestos is a deadly substance that was formerly used widely in the construction industry, amongst others, before being banned in the UK in 1999. It is thought that millions of homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces and public buildings in the UK still contain asbestos, if they were constructed before the ban. If inhaled, asbestos fibres can cause irreparable damage to the victim’s lungs and respiratory system, but it often takes decades for any symptoms to show. Asbestos exposure can cause a…

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Asbestos News Roundup – December 2018

Asbestos round up

Even though asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, there are still many repercussions of its widespread use before this, across the construction industry and beyond. With most asbestos-related conditions not showing any symptoms for many years after exposure, it often comes as a nasty shock to those who receive a diagnosis in later life. With around 5,000 people every year in the UK passing away from an asbestos-related illness, and the substance still known to be present in…

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Asbestos News Roundup – November 2018

Despite the fact that asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, due to the nature of asbestos-related illnesses, which often take decades to materialise, we are still seeing thousands of people in the UK die as a result of asbestos exposure every single year. With many victims having now forgotten that they were previously exposed to the substance many years before, a diagnosis of an asbestos-related condition can come as a real shock to them and their families. Sadly,…

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Asbestos News Roundup – October 2018

Asbestos is a highly dangerous substance that can cause irreparable damage to the lungs if its fibres are inhaled. Although asbestos was finally banned in all forms in the UK in 1999, many buildings constructed before this date will contain asbestos in some form, which can be a health hazard if the material is damaged or disturbed. It was also previously used widely in many industries for its heat-resistant and insulating properties. As it can take many years between exposure…

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Asbestos News Roundup – September 2018

Despite being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos is still making the news regularly across the country. This is because asbestos-related illnesses often show no symptoms for several decades after exposure, meaning that a diagnosis can often come as a real shock to victims, who may have forgotten that they came into contact with this dangerous substance in the first place. We have compiled some of the ways in which asbestos has been hitting the headlines in September 2018.…

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The potential dangers of asbestos in our schools

Mesothelioma, an aggressive form of asbestos-related cancer, is responsible for around 2,500 deaths in the UK every year. In some cases, the victims are unaware that they have even been exposed to asbestos and it can be decades before any symptoms of illness begin to show. In the past, asbestos-related conditions have generally been considered to be ‘industrial’ diseases, but evidence is growing that people going through, or working in, the education sector can also find themselves victims of asbestos…

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Asbestos News Roundup – August 2018

Asbestos-related illnesses continue to cause around 5,000 deaths in the UK each year, despite the toxic material being banned in the UK by 1999. This is because it can take many years for any symptoms to develop in those who were exposed to asbestos earlier in their lifetime. It can often be decades later before those who were exposed to asbestos find out that they have an asbestos-related condition, by which point the prognosis might be very poor. To help…

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