Covid-19 Precautions: Why we are still cautious about making home visits

Researchers are only now burrowing down into the statistics to find out how Covid-19 affects different patients. New studies in Spain and the United States of America have added weight to what many people already suspected. Underlying health conditions such as asbestos related diseases do seem to increase the risks from catching Covid-19. How things…

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70k in May in Memory of Gary Redfern

Gary and Louise Redfern at the completion of the challenge

In December 2020 my Dad, Gary, was diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. We had never heard of thistype of cancer until the day he was diagnosed.  It takes many years to develop following the inhalation of asbestos fibres. There is no known cure and the main treatments are to manage pain and hopefully prolong life. …

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My wife, Lyn, was exposed to asbestos in school

On Action Meso Day, Roy from Worcestershire shares the story of his wife Lyn, who worked in a school laboratory for 19 years, where she was exposed to asbestos. He makes a powerful plea for ZeroAsbestos in schools. A report published today by JUAC, the Join Union Asbestos Committee, suggests that asbestos in schools is…

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Bob was my rock and mesothelioma took him away

Maureen from Nuneaton lost her husband to mesothelioma in 2016. She is a member of our Butterfly Group, which supports bereaved relatives and campaigns for the removal of asbestos. Bob had worked for a metal fabrication company and for Birmingham City Council. My husband Bob was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2014, and I consider myself…

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A minute’s silence for the 100s of people who died across the West Midlands this year because of work related accidents and diseases

This afternoon people gathered on-line from charities and trades unions to remember the loss of 100s of lives across the West Midlands this year. The cause of death was work related accidents and diseases. These causes ranged from being crushed by cattle to covid-19 and microscopic asbestos fibres. The vast majority of those who died…

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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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