Monthly Archives: June 2016

HMRC causing delays for asbestos compensation claims

Outdated technology is being blamed by HM Revenue and Customs for long delays in obtaining records for employment-related asbestos compensation claims. Although claims by surviving mesothelioma victims have now been guaranteed a 10-day turnaround time, the average wait for sufferers of other asbestos-related disease is around 383 days. Awareness of the danger of asbestos at […]

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New vaccine successful in treating mesothelioma

According to the Daily Express, there is new hope for mesothelioma victims after a vaccine has successfully treated the disease during a clinical trial. The new drug is producing promising results, with 94% of those patients involved responding positively. The drug, intended to help the body’s own immune system to fight the disease, is the […]

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Asbestos incidents in famous buildings around the world

Asbestos can be found in many famous buildings worldwide, and still presents a significant danger to anyone visiting, working or living there. Although many countries have now taken action to ban the substance, asbestos removal can be a long, slow, and costly process. Identifying where asbestos lies in these buildings is just the start, however. […]

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Asbestos fires a significant danger

A disused building in Runcorn was recently cordoned off by the police. The former office block is known to contain asbestos, and although nobody was found inside the premises on this occasion, it has been reported that several youths were brought down from the roof. Having potentially been exposed to asbestos, the teenagers now face […]

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Celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day on June 5th

National Cancer Survivor’s Day falls on 5th June this year, and marks the incredible progress made in medical research, as well as advances in cancer treatments worldwide. It’s held on the first Sunday in June each year, with victims of cancer, their families and friends, taking time to raise awareness and celebrate life. Survival rates […]

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