Asbestos — the “dust cloud lingers”

16 August 2019

A leading cancer journal has analysed the reasons for the recent surge in deaths in the UK due to mesothelioma, warning that the asbestos “dust cloud lingers” to this day.

Scale of asbestos in schools “deeply worrying”

11 July 2019

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has said the scale of asbestos in schools is “deeply worrying” and urged schools with asbestos in their buildings to ensure they manage it effectively in order to prevent staff and students from contracting incurable cancers like mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma deaths — still in the thousands

9 July 2019

New figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) indicate that deaths from mesothelioma, which is contracted through past work-related exposure to asbestos, continue to run into the thousands, killing 2523 former workers in 2017.

Asbestos awareness — fast facts

4 April 2019

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has marked Global Asbestos Awareness Week, currently taking place up to 7 April 2019, by sharing a list of “fast facts” on the dangerous dust via social media.

Talc asbestos cancer controversy

19 December 2018

The health giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has issued a strongly worded statement, defending its talcum powder as “safe and asbestos-free” and slamming a recent Reuters article linking the company’s baby powder to the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.

What to do if you disturb asbestos

13 November 2018

The No Time to Lose campaign, run by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) with the aim of tackling work-related cancers, has recently shared some key actions to be taken in the event of accidentally disturbing asbestos-containing materials at work.