ONE in five schools has failed to meet asbestos regulations, according to a new report released yesterday by the Education Funding Agency.
Teaching unions have repeatedly raised concerns about the health hazards for both teachers and children due to the presence of the deadly...
Friday 24th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Alison Kershaw
A WOMAN with a cancer caused by asbestos has said she had to “wipe white dust” off desks at Haggerston School in east London as a child.
Lisa Doughty, 47, said yesterday she believes she inhaled particles of the deadly substance in the...
Thursday 2nd Feb 2017
Teacher died of cancer due to toxic classroom material
Saturday 3rd Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
ASBESTOS was discovered yesterday just metres from the set of EastEnders.
Engineers discovered the deadly substance while fitting fibre-optic cables at the BBC’s Elstree studios in Hertfordshire.
It was found in a trench near Elstree, which has also produced shows...
Tuesday 25th Oct 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
THE government was called on yesterday to remove deadly asbestos from Britain’s schools and colleges on national Mesothelioma Day.
Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer of the lining of the lung caused by inhaling minute asbestos particles.
It can take 50 years to be...
Friday 1st Jul 2016
SOCIAL HOUSING landlords should have a “legal duty” to undertake asbestos surveys and give the results to tenants and maintenance workers, the Ucatt conference affirmed yesterday.
Delegates heard that a number of construction workers had recently been exposed to the deadly...
Thursday 19th May 2016
MINISTERS’ insistence that asbestos present in schools is safe is “an absolute lie,” teachers have said.
Britain has the world’s highest incidence of mesothelioma, the lethal cancer caused by inhaling asbestos fibres, and the rate is climbing up.
Monday 28th Mar 2016
Court blames exposure for death of retiree Elizabeth Belt
Saturday 23rd Jan 2016
Wednesday 23rd Dec 2015
THE TORIES refused yesterday to act on urgent calls to make insurers pay for potentially life-saving research into combating the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma.
Health Minister Lord Prior of Brampton said the government was “not predisposed” to the idea of a levy....
Saturday 21st Nov 2015