(photo Nick Garland. CEO of Assure360) As asbestos management professionals in the UK prepare for HSE to release their much-anticipated update of 2015’s Analysts Guide, the team at Assure360 have published a new white paper which summarises the key changes in the draft shared for feedback earlier this year. Nick Garland, CEO of Assure360 and author […]
The European Asbestos Forum is proud to present the MiniContainment: a practical example of Dutch innovation in small scale asbestos removal. The modern MiniContainment has distinctive qualities that differ considerably from traditional asbestos removal techniques. For example: it is considerably quicker and quieter than traditional asbestos removal methods; it causes much less social upset, as the workmen […]
by Yvonne Waterman, Ph.D. LL.M. No one organisation or person can assume leadership in the fight against asbestos; we must all be leaders united in purpose for a united global eradication campaign to be effective. Unity and the willingness to reach out to each other are essential: only arm in arm will we defeat the […]
Nic Fleming finds out in a twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades. A long vertical pipe sits against white-painted brickwork in the corner of a cramped storeroom. Two men wearing orange boiler suits and gloves crouch at its base. One uses a scraper to remove lumps of what looks like wet […]
On the initiative of S&D Group vice-president Stephen Hughes, the European Parliament on 14th March called to eradicate asbestos by 2028. Even though asbestos is banned in Europe, it is still present in millions of buildings and public facilities and it still kills thousands of people every year. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), […]
Jennifer Barnett, 60, died from malignant mesothelioma, caused after she hanged paintings on walls containing asbestos
Victims of asbestos poisoning are well accustomed to the gruelling twists and turns of Italy’s judicial process. But even the most battle-hardened were ill-prepared for the latest, bitter turn in a landmark case that has dragged on for decades.
It has been a long held belief that tumors arising from exposure to asbestos are caused by mutations in one cell, which then produces multiple clones. This hypothesis is challenged by new research published in the open access Journal of Translational Medicine, which suggests it is caused by mutations in multiple cells. Malignant mesothelioma is […]