Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

National action Mesothelioma day Friday 5th JULY 2013 12:30pm

5 facts about asbestos

Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.

54 countries have banned asbestos. The UK finally banned all types of asbestos in 1999.

Asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers, and an aggressive cancer called mesothelioma. The average life expectancy of a mesothelioma patient is six – twelve months.

Asbestos-caused diseases have a 10 – 50 year latency period from initial exposure to development of disease.

The World Health Organisation estimates that 107,000 workers die annually from exposure to asbestos. And in the UK over 3,200 die from mesothelioma each year according to HSE

you are invited to attend a commemorative event

12:30pm The Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford E15 4BQ

to remember all those who have died and who are suffering because of asbestos

Speakers

Peter Williams head of asbestos and personal injury, Field, Fisher, waterhouse John McClean GMB national Safety officer ann, who has mesothelioma, will speak about

how important an early diagnosis can be. Chaired by Peter Farrell, London hazards and Construction Safety Campaign

there will be a release of doves, at 1pm, followed by a short seminar, and a buffet will be provided.

the event is organised by London hazards Centre and east London Mesothelioma Support, eLMS.

all invited but please rSVP to margaretsharkey@lhc.org.uk

or call 07764 939463

London hazards Centre haverstock hill London nw3 4QP

 

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