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UK News: Killed by a hug from her father: Mother-of-three who contracted cancer from ship worker's asbestos-covered overalls as a child dies aged 53

UK News: Killed by a hug from her father: Mother-of-three who contracted cancer from ship worker's asbestos-covered overalls as a child dies aged 53 | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Debbie Brewer, 53, spent seven years battling mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lung.

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Such a sad story and a warning to all who work around asbestos - Take precautions, it is not just yourself but your family that you are putting at risk by bring asbestos fibres home on your clothing!

 

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Invisible at first sight

Invisible at first sight | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
How can we see the invisible? In highly unusual places, an army of small portable devices is already detecting what can’t be seen by the naked eye. Such state-of-the art technology is…
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See the Alert Detector in action in this short euronews feature including interviews with Alert's Dr Chris Stopford and Alan Archer.

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Select Group receive funding to help create 45 new jobs as part of Torbay Growth Fund

Select Group receive funding to help create 45 new jobs as part of Torbay Growth Fund | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
A £1MILLION fund has helped create 60 new jobs in Torbay. Torbay Growth Fund was set up six months ago by Torbay Council and Torbay Development Agency and so far invested £158,000 over...
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Fantastic news for The Select Group which will help us to accelerate the launch of the Alert Detector, the world's 1st real-time detector of airborne asbestos fibres.

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Insider News South West – Select Group & SJG receive Torbay Growth Fund backing

Insider News South West – Select Group & SJG receive Torbay Growth Fund backing | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it

The Select Group and SJG Energy Solutions have become the latest recipients of backing from the £1m Torbay Growth Fund.

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ALERT at Venturefest Innovation Showcase

ALERT at Venturefest Innovation Showcase | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Select Group exhibits ALERT Detector at Venturefest 14th Nov 2013
Select will exhibit its ground-breaking new technology, the ALERT Asbestos Detector for rapid asbestos...
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Visit the Select Group at Stand I34 in the Innovation Showcase #Venturefest to see ALERT the world's 1st Real-Time Asbestos Detector. Register online to attend today - spaces still available.

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UK News: Asbestos-related illnesses still killing more and more people each year

UK News: Asbestos-related illnesses still killing more and more people each year | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Asbestos-related illnesses still killing more and more people each year

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Horrible to read about but not a shock.

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NEWS: "Laos working towards national strategy on asbestos"

NEWS: "Laos working towards national strategy on asbestos" | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it

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University of Hertfordshire Finalists in Research & Innovation Award for Alert

University of Hertfordshire Finalists in Research & Innovation Award for Alert | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
University of Hertfordshire named finalist in 2013 Research & Innovation Award for Alert Detector
The University of Hertfordshire has been named a finalist in the annual...
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Conratulations to the team at UoH - Paul, Chris, Richard, Edwin and Warren! Well done on fantastic work!

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Government of Canada launches the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile | Hon. Christian Paradis

Government of Canada launches the Canadian Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on Chrysotile | Hon. Christian Paradis | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Canada launches new Initiative for the Economic Diversification of Communities Reliant on #Chrysotile #Asbestos http://t.co/ukSYNSD83Y
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New Asbestos Detection Method Unveiled in England » SafetySmart

New Asbestos Detection Method Unveiled in England » SafetySmart | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Researchers in England have come up with a real-time asbestos detection system that could prevent asbestos exposure among roofers, plumbers, electricians, construction workers and others.
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This is our Alert Detector! Check out www.asbestos-alert.com for more info! We're the 1st to develop a portable, affordable, real time detector of deadly airborne asbestos fibres! 

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Latin American Herald Tribune - Health Risk Alert Due to 800 Tons of Asbestos Dumped in Mexico

Latin American Herald Tribune - Health Risk Alert Due to 800 Tons of Asbestos Dumped in Mexico | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
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Views sought on consolidated asbestos code of practice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) that will consolidate two existing documents.

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Call For Govt To Stop Ignoring Dangers Of Asbestos : UK Construction News

Call For Govt To Stop Ignoring Dangers Of Asbestos : UK Construction News | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Call For Govt To Stop Ignoring Dangers Of Asbestos - Construction union UCATT are calling on the Government to stop ignoring the dangers caused by asbestos.
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UK News: Killed by a hug from her father: Mother-of-three who contracted cancer from ship worker's asbestos-covered overalls as a child dies aged 53

UK News: Killed by a hug from her father: Mother-of-three who contracted cancer from ship worker's asbestos-covered overalls as a child dies aged 53 | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Debbie Brewer, 53, spent seven years battling mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lung.

Via Linda Reinstein
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Such a sad story and a warning to all who work around asbestos - Take precautions, it is not just yourself but your family that you are putting at risk by bring asbestos fibres home on your clothing!

 

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Invisible at first sight

Invisible at first sight | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
How can we see the invisible? In highly unusual places, an army of small portable devices is already detecting what can’t be seen by the naked eye. Such state-of-the art technology is…
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For #AsbestosAwarenessWeek check out this short documentary created by euronews in Nov 2013 on the #Alert Detector - the world's 1st real time detector of airborne asbestos fibres. First model due to launch later in 2014.

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New tool created to combat airborne asbestos on worksites – Daily Commercial News

New tool created to combat airborne asbestos on worksites – Daily Commercial News | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Legacy asbestos in buildings is as much a problem in the United Kingdom as it is in Canada.
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Interview and feature on #Alert #Asbestos Detector as featured by Daily Commercial  News Canada.

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Rep. Vento's widow lobbies against House asbestos bill - The Hill (blog)

Rep. Vento's widow lobbies against House asbestos bill - The Hill (blog) | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Rep. Vento's widow lobbies against House asbestos bill The Hill (blog) Susan Vento is with the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign, and she opposes a GOP bill that would require the 60 asbestos trusts around the country to file quarterly...
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Export Q&A with Select MD Alan Archer, business ambassador for Torbay

Export Q&A with Select MD Alan Archer, business ambassador for Torbay | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
QWhy was the South Devon Export Network set up? ATo encourage local companies to expand their sales and capabilities to other world markets. QHow will it benefit firms in South Devon? AExporting...
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British Lung Foundation funds five new research projects on mesothelioma

British Lung Foundation funds five new research projects on mesothelioma | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
The British Lung foundation (BLF) is pleased to announce that is has recently awarded grants to support five new exciting research projects on mesothelioma across the UK.
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$6.4 million to tackle Australia’s deadly asbestos legacy | Ministers' Media Centre

$6.4 million to tackle Australia’s deadly asbestos legacy | Ministers' Media Centre | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
RT @DEEWRspokesman: RT@@MinShortenMedia Release: $6.4 million to tackle Australia’s deadly #asbestos legacy http://t.co/zjT1vWpd1P
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UK News: 1.5 tonnes of asbestos dumped in Lliw Valley, South Wales

UK News: 1.5 tonnes of asbestos dumped in Lliw Valley, South Wales | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
SWANSEA Council has warned it will prosecute anyone caught fly-tipping after 1.5 tonnes of asbestos sheeting was dumped in the Lliw Valley.

Specialist teams will be removing the waste which was...

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Asbestos deadline so cruel | Express Comment | Comment | Daily Express

Asbestos deadline so cruel | Express Comment | Comment | Daily Express | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
THE Government's new compensation scheme for victims of killer asbestos disease has been hailed as a victory for justice.
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So what happens to all those poor souls who were diagnosed with asbestos related diseases after 25th July 2012 - is their suffering any less deserving of compensation?

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Two million Karachiites face cancer threat

Two million Karachiites face cancer threat | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it

ISLAMABAD: A personal loss has unfolded a collective tragedy in Karachi where a factory dumping site in Gadap Town exposes over two million residents to cancer-causing chemicals (Chrysotile asbe ...


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HSE announces new Director for Midlands , South West and Wales

HSE announces new Director for Midlands , South West and Wales | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Samantha Peace has been appointed as the new Divisional Director for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the Midlands, South West and Wales.

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Interpretation of "The Female Face of Britain's Asbestos Catastrophe"

Interpretation of "The Female Face of Britain's Asbestos Catastrophe" by Guillermo Villamizar http://t.co/PdD1DkNADe http://t.co/ISvUVljZiG
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Demolition Begins On Airport's Second Oldest Pier : UK Construction News

Demolition Begins On Airport's Second Oldest Pier : UK Construction News | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Demolition Begins On Airport's Second Oldest Pier - London Gatwick has marked a key milestone in its £1.
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I wonder how they are managing the asbestos risk at Gatwick for this project?

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