Why asbestos is still threatening our health

In an article published today, Treven Pyles from US health and safety advisers EHS explains why asbestos is still ‘a considerable threat’ to our health. Why is there so much asbestos around? Although asbestos was first used by people in the Stone Age, its use became widespread around the time of the Second World War.…

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We are calling for Zero Asbestos!

“ZERO Asbestos” was the campaign message to take forward from the conference, Asbestos — Campaign Against All Fears. The joint conference was held on April 16 by Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST), Asbestos Support Central England (ASCE) and Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Support (SARAG), and delegates heard from a number of speakers about the key…

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The dangers from asbestos in our schools

There has been a lot of concern recently about the risks to teachers and pupils from Covid-19. Another danger facing them comes from asbestos in our schools. Since 2001 more than 90 teaching staff from schools have died of mesothelioma The Office for National Statistics reports that 91 British teachers and classroom assistants died of…

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