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Are there hidden dangers lurking in your make-up?

15 January 2021

Talcum is a mineral which is often found alongside deposits of asbestos. When the talcum, or talc, is mined asbestos can be collected inadvertently at the same time. Any asbestos is supposed to be removed when the talc is refined into a powder. Where is talc used in cosmetics? Talc is commonly used as a…

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January’s Mesothelioma Matters Webinar on Mesothelioma Surgery

13 January 2021

Mesotheiloma UK is inviting anyone with mesothelioma, their carers and people who support them in various ways, to its next Mesothelioma Matters Webinar. It will take place on 25th January at 4pm. Mesothelioma Surgery John Edwards, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Sheffield Hospital, will talk about mesothelioma surgery in the UK. His talk will include an…

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Don’t feel you have to delay asking for help during the Covid-19 winter crisis

12 January 2021

The charity Mesothelioma UK is advising patients not to delay asking for help if they need it during the Covid-19 winter crisis. News broadcasts on TV, and articles in the press, are telling us that hospitals are exceptionally busy. This is true, but if you have an asbestos related disease and need to ask for…

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Why palliative care can help

12 January 2021

It can be a shock, and very disappointing, when the oncologist says that – in their opinion – the best available treatment is palliative care. Deciding the best treatment for a patient is always a balance. The patient and their doctor have to weigh the likely benefits and the likely side effects. These might make…

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The Founder of Worcester Bosch Boilers Died From Mesothelioma

7 January 2021

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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Our Christmas & New Year Wishes

16 December 2020

The Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum is hoping that Christmas and the New Year bring justice for victims of Asbestosis & Pleural Thickening. We should like Father Christmas to deliver two things. The backlog of claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit needs to be processed quickly and efficiently. We need an assurance from the Department…

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Surviving with mesothelioma in 2020

16 December 2020

Each year the US charity Mesothelioma.com publishes its list of the twenty most inspiring blogs about asbetsos and mesothelioma. Alongside blog posts from 2020 about promising new treatments and hidden dangers from asbestos was the story of one man who survivied with mesothelioma for three years until his death in May. He was interviewed for…

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Easy Fundraising

11 December 2020

Asbestos Support Central England has now registered with Easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use Easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! We hope these donations will really mount up…

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Coping with mesothelioma anxiety

9 December 2020

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

4 December 2020

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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