Timebomb of asbestos-related disease waiting to explode as builders fall victim to deadly effects

A timebomb of asbestos-related disease is waiting to explode as builders fall victim to its deadly effects, a campaigner said yesterday. Ian McConaghy has suffered from asbestosis for 15 years as a result of a career working with ships including those supplying Royal Navy vessels...

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Hospital maintenance staff ‘exposed’ to asbestos

Some maintenance staff at a leading cancer hospital were “unknowingly exposed” to airborne asbestos levels above safety standards, a report says. The BBC has reported that the Christie hospital in Manchester admitted “historically may not have met the required health and safety standards”. They stressed that there was...

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