MOD Criticised over Asbestos Failings.

It was recently reported in the Guardian  that the Ministry of Defence has admitted to widespread failings in dealing with materials containing asbestos.  This may have deadly implications for members of the armed forces as the MOD estimates thousands of civilian and...

Teachers and Students at Risk from Asbestos in Schools

It was reported recently by the thinktank ResPublica that British Students are 10 times more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of asbestos in schools as a consequence of the technology adopted in the UK which they say is less accurate than that adopted in other...

Asbestos Related Deaths Continue to Rise in the UK.

It was reported in The Guardian recently that asbestos related deaths continue to rise in the UK and are now at crisis level. According to figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) reported last week, in 2017 there were 2,523 deaths from mesothelioma a...

Asbestos In Talcum Powder – Record Compensation for Cancer Victims

The case of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, and the alleged use of asbestos in their talc product, has long been a powder keg which continues to explode. By 2017, over 1,000 women in the US had taken law suits against the company for covering up the possible...

Trump Endorses Russian Asbestos Exports After US Rejects Outright Ban

Russia is the world’s largest producer of asbestos, mining around 0.69 million metric tons in 2017, and consistently blocking all attempts to ban exports of the deadly mineral fibres. One major Russian mining company has taken to branding its pallets of asbestos...

Mesothelioma Cell Type a Factor in Time Left to Trigger Claim

Life expectancy after a confirmed mesothelioma diagnosis is often between 2 – 12 months, which always comes as a devastating shock to the victim and their family. The distress is all the more unbearable if, as is often reported, the victim led an active life...