20th anniversary of UK’s asbestos ban

26 November 2019

The No Time to Lose campaign, which raises awareness of work-related cancers, has marked 20 years since asbestos was fully banned in the UK.

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.