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What are the signs and symptoms of asbestosis?

What is asbestos exposure?

5th Oct 18 10:00 AM

Disturbing or damaging asbestos and asbestos-containing materials releases microscopic fibres. If inhaled, these fibres can cause serious lung diseases later in life. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral which has had regular industrial use in the United Kingdom and around the world. Throughout the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of skilled...

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Can you claim for pleural plaques?

3rd Oct 18 10:00 AM

Pleural plaques are benign, localised areas of scar tissue found on the pleura – the lining of the lung – caused by exposure to asbestos. Since 2007, it has not been possible for an individual who has been diagnosed with pleural plaques alone to claim civil compensation in either England...

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Why is asbestos dangerous?

1st Oct 18 10:00 AM

When asbestos is damaged or disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the air. If these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious damage to the lungs and life-changing diseases. Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral which was regularly used around Britain from the end of the 19th century. Asbestos...

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Doctors told to ditch jargon and use ‘plain English’ – which could aid asbestos sufferers

10th Sep 18 4:50 PM

Doctors in England are being told to adopt a new policy of writing in language that is easier for patients to understand, which could help people with asbestos-related diseases. Too often does correspondence between doctors and patients contain complex medical jargon and convoluted language rather than plain English, says the...

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National Asbestos Helpline to take on night odyssey to raise money for Maggie’s Centres

7th Sep 18 5:42 PM

The National Asbestos Helpline are sending 5 intrepid explorers on a night odyssey around Liverpool to raise money for Maggie's Merseyside. Maggie's Centres and Maggie's Merseyside host their Culture Crawl event in major cities all accross the UK every year. This year's Liverpool Culture Crawl is being held on September...

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