Archive Mesothelioma

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Asbestos In Schools

Professer Julian Peto (DSc FMedSci, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) recently submitted evidence to The Commons Select Committee - Education (25th March 2013) as part of the discussion regarding the mesothelioma risk (caused by asbestos) that still remains in many schools. The evidence is based on men and women (including some teachers) who have had some asbestos exposure. See Asbestos in Schools evidence submitted by Prof Julian Peto for more details.
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Government Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme

In the news recently, campaigners have expressed fears that thousands could miss out under a new compensation scheme for those with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of internal organs, notably the lungs, and almost always arises from exposure to asbestos. Asbestos has been used in the past within construction and is within many of our schools and older buildings. For more on this article see Asbestos compensation scheme criticised by campaigners on...
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Peter looks to track down ex-colleagues

Peter Downing, aged 68, a life-long non-smoker from Newport Pagnell, is now in constant pain, short of breath and unable to walk long distances. He is visited weekly by a community nurse. Mr Downing, who is married with four children, believes he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos. He was a 16-year old apprentice carpenter in 1955 with the firm Tranfield & Co, then of Buckingham Road, Bletchley. For the full story, see this Milton Keynes Citizen article.
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