http://btuc.org/wordpress2 for Zoom link, near the date Speakers, including bereaved relatives: Tracy Edwards, National Health & Safety Officer PCS Su Lowe, Unite the Union, West Mids lead officer for Health Ravi Subramanian, West Mids UNISON Regional Secretary Lee Barron, Midlands TUC Regional Secretary John Blunt, trustee Asbestos Support Central England Kathy Gaffney, Sec West Midlands…

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Tamron Little is a mesothelioma survivor. She has been living with peritoneal mesothelioma for a number of years. In a new blog post for Asbestos.com she describes several ways in which we can all support people who have an asbestos related disease. Covid-19 has meant that all of us are more isolated from family and…

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This week’s ‘Engineering & Technology’ magazine draws attention to a hidden killer, asbestos in the home. The article, by Ben Heubl, warns that DIY isn’t a harmless activity. When was asbestos used in British homes? Asbestos was first used in British homes in about 1870. It was particularly popular from the 1950s to the 1980s,…

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Politicians of all stripes sometimes fall victim to the delusion that if they say something will happen the problem has gone away. An old promise We reported at the beginning of December that Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work had said the Department of Work and Pensions was resuming their assessment…

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Mesothelioma patient Emily Ward has written about her experience of having a vaccination against Covid-19. She says, ‘Patients with malignant mesothelioma and other cancers have a higher risk of infection, making us more vulnerable to the virus.  The most important rule is to stay safe and avoid unnecessary risks. One of the best protections you…

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Adults sometimes try to avoid talking to one another about painful subjects such as illness, pain and loss. But young children are not afraid to ask questions and they can be very direct. It’s not unusual to be asked, ‘Why are you poorly, Granny?’ or ‘Are you going to die, Grandad?’ You can help them…

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