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Grieving family asks for memories from Loughton’s former firefighters

Widow needs help from West Yorkshire’s former Ferrybridge Power Stations workers

20th Jul 20 10:58 AM

Following the death of her husband from a cruel asbestos-related lung disease, a widow is appealing to anyone with memories of working at the Ferrybridge Power Stations. Rita Ryan’s husband, Kenneth died last year on August 31 aged 72. A post mortem carried out on the instruction of the HM...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – our helpline remains open

2nd Apr 20 1:25 PM

The health and well-being of our staff and the people we help are our top priority during these unprecedented times. Through technology and flexible working procedures our helpline remains open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We are extremely busy at this time and would ask for your patience, especially...

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How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

31st Mar 20 10:00 AM

Catching mesothelioma early can provide a better chance of being able to receive life-extending cancer treatments, as well as improved survival rates. Mesothelioma, a cancer caused predominantly by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres, will cause more than 53,000 deaths in the UK between the years 2013 and 2037. According...

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Coronavirus - What should people with an asbestos lung disease do?

Coronavirus – What should people with an asbestos lung disease do?

23rd Mar 20 8:00 AM

If you live with an asbestos-related lung disease or another long-term lung condition, you will know it is good to avoid getting a virus, and you can take steps to reduce your risk of catching an infection. The evidence so far shows that coronavirus can cause severe symptoms in people...

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What is diffuse pleural thickening?

What is diffuse pleural thickening?

17th Mar 20 8:00 AM

Asbestos diseases take many years to develop after initial exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. Diffuse pleural thickening is one such condition. Diffuse pleural thickening is extensive and widespread calcification (the ‘thickening’) of your lungs. If found across both lungs, it is known as ‘bilateral’ diffuse pleural thickening. What is...

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