BBC news, today reports, a tragedy of a IT worker who was exposed to Asbestos in a previous job dying at just the age of 45 after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
In response, his father is calling “bosses in the private and public sectors to remove asbestos immediately”. According to the Health & Saftey Executive, about 85% of Mesothelioma cases in men are attributable to exposure in the workplace which supports this campaign to having asbestos removed completely. His son, a father of two, worked at the steelworks in Port Talbot as his first job in is early 20s whilst studying at university – but while running cables and fitting computers, it is believed he was exposed to asbestos. He was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in March 2019 and was given just 12 months to live which highlights the seriousness of this terrible disease.
You can read this story in full on the BBC News website here.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a Respiratory Disease and is a type of cancer that begins to grow in the lining of certain organs. Most commonly it affects the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). But it can also affect the lining of the abdomen or the lining of the heart. This information focuses on mesothelioma of the chest, sometimes called malignant pleural mesothelioma.
For decades, Asbestos-related diseases have been responsible for the loss in quality of life & death for the UK’s working class. The construction and manufacturing industries were well aware of the dangers asbestos use implied, yet its demand kept growing and growing because of its industrial applications.
If you’d like to speak to a member of our team on how we can provide support for Asbestos-Related cases, see more information about our Industrial Disease Reports