Yesterday was a quiet day. Worked in the Den all morning on my support group that is building up. Private messages of people that are just being diagnosed. I remember how lost I was at the beginning and that feeling of the world caving in.
I finally turned the computer off at Lunch time and Ray took us to Faversham where we walked around the football pitch. The sun was blazing down and there were people sitting on the grass with dogs or just sitting talking.
One bench was filled with very young girls all having a giggle and chatting. One thing different was that each had a push chair and a baby in them. This has become a normal sight in the UK. Teenage Mums. Not married and fathers not around. It is so sad to see really.
Britain still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe despite being one of the world’s biggest users of contraceptives.
The figures, which emerged yesterday in a large- scale international study, appeared to explode claims by the sex education lobby that the UK’s sky-high teenage birth rate is down to ignorance.
It showed that four out of five females between the ages of 15 and 44 in Britain – 80 per cent -use some form of contraception.
This compares to 76 per cent in the U.S., 75 per cent in France and 59 per cent in Japan.
Britain, nevertheless, has a sky-high level of teenage pregnancies, with 2.9 out of every 100 girls aged between 15 and 19 giving birth every year.
A report like this is sad. I know i married young and I never regretted being a Mum but how I would have coped on my own I really dont know.
Anyway we had a lovely sunny walk and came home to a little nap.
On Face Book Doctor Mercola said Changing your diet will be far better for your health than taking fistfuls of supplements or worse, falling victim to prescription drugs. I have to agree with that statement. It is good for the immune system to eat fesh vegetables and fruit. Im living by that idea.
We found the best Video we have seen of the history of Asbestos.
Please watch as there is enough evidence that they did know all the dangers and yet still carried on letting people work with no protection.
Published on Sep 16, 2013
100 years ago asbestos became known as a magic mineral and the use of millions of tons of asbestos created a very profitable industry. And for almost as long, the industry has known that asbestos is extremely dangerous to people.
The documentary is part of the international awarded series “Late Lessons from Early Warnings” which explores how we have been able to respond to warnings about the hazards posed by some of the greatest technological innovations of the last century.
We have not always been that successful.
Directed and produced by Jakob Gottshau, Express TV Production
Photography: Michael Daugaard
Film Editing: Jesper Osmund
Music: Niels Mosumgaard
Narration: Brian Patterson
Year of Production: 2006
It has been very well made and people should keep this as its all that is needed in a court when the Postmortems are discussed and when Mesowarriors have to put a claim in.
THEY KNEW IT WOULD KILL.
I think the USA is criminal not to ban Asbestos and they should listen to people like Linda Reinstein and all the volunteers who works so hard to get it banned.
Greed can be the only answer as they watch people die. From their mistakes.
Banned products and uses
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Banned Manufacture, Importation, Processing and Distribution in Commerce of Certain Asbestos-containing Products
- Corrugated paper
- Commercial paper
- Specialty paper
- Flooring felt
In addition, the regulation continues to ban the use of asbestos in products that have not historically contained asbestos, otherwise referred to as “new uses” of asbestos.
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA): Banned Asbestos-containing Uses
- Asbestos pipe insulation and asbestos block insulation on facility components, such as boilers and hot water tanks, if the materials are either pre-formed (molded) and friable or wet-applied and friable after drying.
- Spray-applied surfacing asbestos-containing materials
Spray-on application of materials containing more than 1% asbestos to buildings, structures, pipes, and conduits unless certain conditions specified under 40 CFR 61, Subpart M are met.
Under the Consumer Product Safety Act (Consumer Product Safety Commission): Banned Products
- Asbestos in artificial fireplace embers and wall patching compounds
Examples of asbestos-containing products not banned
The manufacture, importation, processing and distribution in commerce of these products, as well as some others not listed, are not banned.
- Cement corrugated sheet
- Cement flat sheet
- Pipeline wrap
- Roofing felt
- Vinyl floor tile
- Cement shingle
- Cement pipe
- Automatic transmission components
- Clutch facings
- Friction materials
- Disk brake pads
- Drum brake linings
- Brake blocks
- Non-roofing coatings
- Roof coatings
Regulatory history of asbestos bans
- In 1973, EPA banned spray-applied surfacing asbestos-containing material for fireproofing/insulating purposes. See National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
- In 1975, EPA banned installation of asbestos pipe insulation and asbestos block insulation on facility components, such as boilers and hot water tanks, if the materials are either pre-formed (molded) and friable or wet-applied and friable after drying. See National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
- In 1978, EPA banned spray-applied surfacing materials for purposes not already banned. See National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
- In 1977, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the use of asbestos in artificial fireplace embers and wall patching compounds. (See 16 CFR Part 1305 and 16 CFR 1304)
- In 1989, the EPA issued a final rule under Section 6 of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most asbestos-containing products.
- However, in 1991, this rule was vacated and remanded by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result, most of the original ban on the manufacture, importation, processing, or distribution in commerce for the majority of the asbestos-containing products originally covered in the 1989 final rule was overturned. ????????? CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!
See 40 CFR 763 Subpart I.
Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group always support the day well
Action Mesothelioma Charter
We, the undersigned, believe that:
Mesothelioma patients and their families have a right to:
- a speedy and accurate diagnosis, supported by a Multi Disciplinary Team discussion;
- good quality information from a variety of sources available in different media and languages;
- support of a suitably qualified nurse and other Multi Disciplinary Team members throughout their illness;
- be considered for the best possible treatments available with the support and input of a Multi Disciplinary Team;
- have up-to-date advice on benefits and help in applying for them, and receive prompt payment of benefits;
- have legal advice and guidance from a firm of solicitors experienced in mesothelioma claims;
- guidance on end of life decisions and care at home;
- provision of a consistent nationwide service from coroners using a clear and open process with a maximum case length of three months.And call upon the Government to:
- have mesothelioma made a national priority by the Cancer Tsar;
- fund good quality research, alongside other national bodies, on mesothelioma with a view to improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients;
- support the production of clinical Guidelines on the best practice of diagnosis and management of mesothelioma;
- ensure the Health and Safety Executive vigorously enforce existing regulations on asbestos.And call upon all employers to:
- prevent future exposure to asbestos by providing a safe working environment with all necessary equipment to protect employees;
- work with unions and individuals to ensure enforcement of current regulations to safeguard all employees;
- identify all asbestos in their properties and organise its safe removal where practical or necessary when work is being carried out.
Mesothelioma is a malignant lung disease which results mainly from exposure to asbestos. Someone dies every five hours from mesothelioma in the UK.
Good luck to all those that are raising Awareness