Category Archives: Asbestos News

The 4,500 Year Journey Between Asbestos Discovery and Its Banishment: Part One

The dangers of asbestos have been visible for nearly 2000 years, so why did it take so long for it to be recognised as a toxic material. PAC Asbestos Surveys digs into the history of Asbestos from its discovery over 4,500 years ago to its eventual banishment in 1999. This is the first of a […]

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Salford Residents Told to Remain Indoors as Former Lucozade Factory Containing Asbestos is Demolished

According to bosses and the council, the risk of exposure to harmful asbestos but this is contradicted by the fact they are bringing in specialist cleaners to clean up the area surrounding the factory. Last week, the former Lucozade factory located in Salford was destroyed by an enormous fire and it has now been confirmed […]

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Manchester Landlord Avoids Jail After Asbestos is Found in His Building

A North Quarter building that was undergoing a renovation was found to have asbestos during an inspection and workers could have unknowingly been exposed to it, PAC Asbestos Surveys has learned. The Stevenson Square building’s owner was hauled before courts over fears for health and safety that occurred during its refurbishment that was started five […]

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Manchester Hostel Hit with £44k Court Bill for Lack of Asbestos Survey

Construction workers at a hostel in the Northern Quarter of Manchester were confronted with a ‘minefield’ of asbestos risk, PAC Asbestos Surveys has learned. A fine and court fees costing over £44,000 have hit the directors of Hatters Hostel Ltd, the company who own Hatters Hostel on Newton Street, Manchester. Manchester Crown Court heard that […]

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Asbestos Statistics [Infographic]

Asbestos-related diseases are set to have a massive impact over the next 30 years. We put together this infographic with some key statistics for you to consider. PAC Asbestos Surveys provides asbestos surveys Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Halifax, Huddersfield and the surrounding area.

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Teachers Death Due to Asbestos Exposure in School

We have been reading a sad story today about a former teacher, the Oldham Chronicle. Former teacher, Bernard Dawson, died after being diagnosed with deadly Mesothelioma. His family believe he inhaled the toxic dust in secondary schools in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Mr. Dawson taught maths and science for over 50 years teaching and died last August, […]

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Former Employees of 2 Leeds Companies Urged to Come Forwards

Leeds Carpenter, Terry Ellis, very sadly died last June of Mesothelioma; a cancer of the lining of the lungs, aged 72. He has been exposed to asbestos at two Leeds companies where had worked in the 1960’s; George Whimpey and John Atkinson and Sons Ltd. Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer and it […]

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Asbestos in Leeds Schools

The Yorkshire Evening Post have recently published a story about the call for asbestos to be removed from classrooms in Leeds schools. As we reported back in September, latest figures show that 75% of English and Welsh schools contain asbestos. Campaigners want asbestos to be removed from classrooms. Every parent wants their child to be educated in a […]

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Landmark Victory for Victims of Asbestos Cancers

The Independent has just published online an article which is a landmark victory from The Supreme Court just yesterday (22nd October 2014). Click to view The Independent’s asbestos story. The family of a delivery driver who has sadly now died from exposure to asbestos. He was exposed to asbestos whilst delivering to Battersea Power Station […]

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Asbestos – The Facts

Asbestos is a silent killer. Being exposed to it can kill. Here are some facts that everybody needs to know.  A recent Parliamentary report has estimated that an astonishing 75%  of schools in England and Wales contain the material, according to The London Evening Standard (09.09.2014). Read more about asbestos in schools. The Health and Safety Executive’s […]

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