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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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Asbestos in schools – does it pose a danger?

4th Sep 18 5:00 PM

Do you know if there is asbestos in your child’s school? Do you know where it is, and if it could be a danger? The National Education Union (NEU – formerly the National Union of Teachers) has raised concerns about a “ticking time-bomb” in school buildings. What is being done...

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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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