This year’s Hazards Conference took place from 29 to 31 July. Attendees called on Cape, one of the leading manufacturers of products that contained asbestos, to pay £10 million for desperately needed research into mesothelioma. Attendees are pictured holding up placards. It’s worth zooming in to read their shocking contents!
They say things like:
- Cape dismissed placing warning labels on their products due to concerns about profitability
- Cape continued to manufacture asbestos in 1980 despite defending court cases on the basis it had ceased in 1978
- Cape knew of the dangers of Asbestolux insulation board (one of the products it made)
- Cape engaged a PR firm to deny its products caused mesothelioma
Picture by Catherine Roberts