The poor people in the USA –i cant imagine how frightened they must be when a storm that big comes overhead. Please stay safe xx
Manhatten has been closed down Bridges closed
As seen from space.
Well our weather is quieter at the moment but we do wonder what will happen if this crosses the Atlantic, its large and will it have time to open up and disperse ????
We have had our own storm here in the Mesothelioma UK
http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/east_mids_mep_promotes_danger.aspx this was published today
29 Oct 2012
GMB CONDEMNS EAST MIDLANDS UKIP MEP FOR EU AMENDMENT THAT IGNORES THE DANGERS OF WHITE ASBESTOS
This amendment flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human Carcinogens says GMB
GMB condemned the attempt by Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for East Midland, to amend the proposed motion in an EU Committee on improving safety measures on exposure to deadly asbestos fibres in the EU by inserting clauses claiming that white asbestos (chrysotile) is not dangerous. See notes to editors for details of the committee and the text of his amendment.
Craig Stuart, GMB Regional Health & Safety Officer for the Midlands & East Coast region, said “This amendment from Mr Helmer flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human Carcinogens. See Notes to editors.
Not content on moving parties when the prevailing wind suits him and being a climate change sceptic Mr Helmer is now denying scientific evidence that exposure to all forms of asbestos is dangerous and can be fatal to humans.
This is not in the interests of his constituents where family members exposed to white asbestos in the course of their work have suffered in agony and died from asbestos related diseases.
GMB will encourage members to contact Mr Helmer to make clear their own experience and views on this serious issue and ask him to drop this foolish and dangerous amendment”
Contact: Craig Stuart GMB Regional Health & Safety Officer for the Midlands & East Coast region on 0115 960 7171, or John McClean National H&S Officer on 07710 631329 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880
Notes to Editors:
1 Motion to the European Commission, Committee on Employment & Social affairs (2012/2065(INI)-“Asbestos related occupational health threats and prospects for abolishing all existing asbestos”.
2 Proposed amendment by Roger Helmer-Amendment 7(C) proposes-“concludes that in the light of these reports it is essential to exclude chrysotile (white asbestos) from safety provisions considered appropriate from blue and brown asbestos fibres and concludes that cement containing chrysotile poses no measurable risk to human health”.
3 Scientific report from WHO, ILO, UNEP and the International Programme on Clinical Safety report 203 (1998).
4 International Agency of Human Carcinogens report Part C –Metals, Arsenic, Dust and Fibres.
5 Roger Helmer left the Conservative party in March 2012 to join UKIP, many feeling that this would enable him to hold onto to a seat in the East Midland constituency.
How can a man be so ignorant of Asbestos. All Asbestos can kill -does kill it has been proved time and time again and then you get a stupid person say different.
I have contacted and sent the article to MP’s to gauge their reaction–watch this space as the say.
Lets end with wonderful views of where I live where I look out of my window and loose my thoughts.
They haven’t come out very good the weather was damp and misty.
Louis got another bath bless him, he does get splashed with mud this weather.
Well that’s it but I pray we wake up and the news is better for the USA Hugs and prayers for all our friends in the USA Meso Warriors