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High risk of asbestos diseases among Merchant Navy

3rd Sep 18 4:51 PM

One group of workers in the UK recognised as being some of the most vulnerable to asbestos exposure were shipbuilders and dockyard workers. In the last few decades the seamen who lived and worked aboard these ships have been found to have an increased risk of developing life-altering diseases caused...

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Asbestos warning for Ministry of Defence helicopter staff

30th Aug 18 5:00 PM

Ministry of Defence staff who worked on Sea King helicopters are being warned they may have been exposed to asbestos, reports The Mail on Sunday. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is hurriedly removing parts suspected of containing the toxic material from many of its Sea King aircraft, which have been...

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Pleural thickening and pleural plaques – What are the differences?

13th Aug 18 10:30 AM

Pleural plaques are areas of localised scarring or calcification found on the pleura (the lining of the lungs and rib-cage). Pleural thickening refers to larger areas of scarring and calcification of the pleura and can often become widespread, known as diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), which can cause breathing and respiratory...

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Environmental Protection Agency is now allowing asbestos back into US manufacturing

7th Aug 18 12:30 PM

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted a Significant New Use Rule allowing companies to use new asbestos-containing products on a case-by-case basis. One of the most dangerous industry-related carcinogens is now legally allowed back into US manufacturing under a new rule given by the EPA. The EPA has...

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What are the symptoms of pleural thickening?

19th Jul 18 12:45 PM

Pleural thickening is an asbestos-related disease that can occur as a result of exposure to asbestos over an extended period of time. In the majority of cases, pleural thickening has little or no impact on a person’s life span. The disease usually progresses slowly and in many cases remains stable,...

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