The Founder of Worcester Bosch Boilers Died From Mesothelioma

The closing days of last year saw the death of Cecil Duckworth. Mr Duckworth founded Worcester Bosch, one of the leading manufacturers of central heating boilers. His wife Beatrice reflected that he must have been exposed to asbestos dust, almost the sole cause of mesothelioma, when he was making the first boilers. At the time…

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Coping with mesothelioma anxiety

Long term mesothelioma patient Tamron Little offers these reflections about how she copes with the fear of mesothelioma. “To be told that you have cancer… creates a tremendous sense of fear. Having a cancer such as mesothelioma is hard on the person and their family members because it is a tough diagnosis. “The fear of my…

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A Real and Present Danger From New Trade Negotiations

Trade negotiations are not just about imposing or removing tariffs. They are also about removing unnecessary barriers to trade. Asbestos Support Central England is concerned that, when we are negotiating new trade agreements, we will be asked to accept the same rules that apply in other countries. The implications for trade with the USA Asbestos…

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How your gender affects your experience of mesothelioma

Working with Sheffield Univeristy and HASAG Asbestos Disease Support, the asbestos support group for London and the South-east, the charity Mesothelioma UK has published a new study of the ways your gender can affect your experience of mesothelioma. Differences in the work people have done Mesothelioma is often  diagnosed after a person has retired, and…

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Lung cancer awareness month

This week we enter a new lockdown period in England. By coincidence November is also #LungCancerAwarenessMonth. There are different kinds of lung cancer and it can have different causes, including occupational hazards such as asbestos. Some of the symptoms can be confused with Covid-19 or Long Covid – particularly a persistent cough and a feeling…

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