A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With Mesothelioma 6 Years. The Inovation Bill has a date In House Of Commons Now Lets Debate IT. Interesting Videos About the Making Of Asbestos Products

Brilliant there are things moving again.

Latest news on the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill 2015-16

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 16 October 2015.

The Bill was presented to Parliament through the ballot procedure on 24 June 2015. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Chris Heaton-Harris.


I truly believe that if this Bill was law now Ketruda would be fast tracked through. The results around the world are good for some people.

There are other drugs as well that are doing well and so we need them all fast tracked and lets get going on treatment for Mesothelioma. We are all Palliative care so we need more licensed drugs.

Alimata is the only Licensed drug and people have been involved with Mesothelioma for so long with their hands tied.

In the UK we are the best for taking part in Trials so there are many waiting to help out and have them


We are really getting some wet weather and Im so bored with it.

I sorted the wardrobes out today and bagged up more clothes but Louis got it into his head we were packing up to go in the Motor Home. A very on edged little man all morning.

After lunch we went off to Tankerton where we always go and low and behold the Container has been moved.

Back into the car to go to Sainsbury Car Park where I hoped there was another one.

I spotted one on the way so we turned round and dove back.

I was pleased to get the bag in as I couldn’t take them home I would only fill my wardrobe back up again.

We walked on around a road and louis stopped and we realised we were outside the house of my friend’ she rescues   dogs  and she asked me to help Louis, although his name was Shiner then. I can’t believe he remembers after 8 years.

There was a ball there and he grabbed it and carried it off.

Everywhere is flooding and we had to splash through huge puddles.Its really pouring down again so Whitstable and Hernebay will be in trouble soon.

Have a look on You tube i found these two Videos showing the production af Asbestos products.

Im beginning to really like the visual pictures and firms as you really get a better idea of asbestos and the way people worked unprotected. How terrible as they knew the danger and they still today take a risk with people’s lives.

They owe it to us to put as much money as possible into research. They owe it to us to find a cure as it is these companies fault that people have died and still are dieing through Negligence and lack of knowledge to the workers.No wonder I nag and keep on I will not stop until we have been listened to.

No 1 is for the US Congress to Ban Asbestos. Then Maybe the rest of the world will follow.


Asbestos was often used in paper products, and asbestos papers and other thermal paper products were commonly used as pipe insulation and insulation for machine parts. Asbestos gaskets used in engines, pumps and other types of machinery were frequently made of thermal paper created with asbestos. Disturbing or handling asbestos-containing paper will release asbestos fibers into the air. Breathing in or ingesting asbestos fibers can cause the development of an asbestos-related illness such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare cancer. Thousands of workers involved in the manufacturing of asbestos paper products were often exposed to asbestos. Those who mixed ingredients to make asbestos paper were exposed to high levels of asbestos fibers, as asbestos dust often resulted from the process. Thermal asbestos paper was used for electrical insulation until the mid 1980s. It may have been used as insulation in air conditioning units and was often used as backing on floor tiles and combustible board. Corrugated asbestos paper was often used as pipe insulation and pipe wrap.  This clip is from the 1962 film, Heat and Its Control, from the U. S. Bureau of Mines, in cooperation with the Johns Manville Corporation. The film is about the importance of controlling heat, chronicles man’s use of heat-energy sources and explains radiation, convection, and conduction heat transfer. The film shows heat insulation production from magnesia, rock-wool, asbestos and celite (diatomaceous earth). The entire film is available at the US National Archives in Maryland.

Magnesia pipe insulation is made from magnesia alba or magnesium carbonate which is an inroganic, inert product that was for many years used in medicine (milk of magnesia) and in other various manufacturing. In 1885 Hiram M Hanmore, a pipe coverer, began to mix magnesia with other pipe covering materials. In about the same time manufacturers of magnesia for medical purposes also began to discover the insulation capacity of the fine, white magnesia powder. Experiments soon were under way mixing magnesia with many materials in an effort to find the best insulator. Asbestos fibers was one of those materials and it acted as a binder to give strength and cohesion to the magnesia sludge which then could be cast or molded into standard shapes and dried. The optimum mix became 85 percent magnesia and 15 percent asbestos fibers. The principle type of asbestos fiber was chrysotile though amosite and crocidolite were also used. 85 percent magnesia pipe removed today after nearly a half a century or more is in just as perfect condition as when it was originally installed. Johns-Manville Corporation was founded in 1858 as the H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company of New York, N. Y. and was based on the principle uses of asbestos as fire resistant roofing material. In 1886 the inception of the Manville Covering Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was founded on the principle uses of asbestos as a heat insulating material. In 1901 H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company and Manville Pipe Covering Company merged to form H. W. Johns-Manville Company of New York, N. Y. The company was reincorporated as Johns-Manville Corporation in 1926. Between 1900 and the mid 1980s, asbestos was used in over 3,000 different products. During the 20th century, more than 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial facilities, homes, schools, shipyards, steel mills, power plants and commercial buildings in the United States. Asbestos is term used to describe six naturally occurring minerals with similar properties. In the simplest of terms, asbestos is a rock mined from the ground. Asbestos has several key physical properties, including its durability and resistance to heat and combustion. It is also fibrous in nature, which allows it to be spun and woven into cloth. Most chemicals do not affects asbestos, and it is also does not conduct electricity well. Asbestos is an extremely fibrous mineral and mining, milling, processing, or use of asbestos and its products create many small fibers. Because of their thin shape and small size, the asbestos fibers easily pass through the body’s natural defenses designed to trap debris within the respiratory systems before reaching the lungs. Once inside the lungs, the asbestos fibers slice into the sensitive tissue causing irritation and scarring. Because asbestos fibers are so durable, the body is not able to break them down to remove them. Once in place, the fibers continue to generate scar tissue, progressively damaging the lungs; extensive scarring can lead to the development of asbestosis. Asbestos may also cause the development of mesothelioma or lung cancer. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act, the US EPA banned the use of most spray-applied surfacing used for fireproofing, insulation and decorative purposes and thermal system insulation for wet-applied and preformed asbestos pipe insulation and preformed asbestos block insulation on boiler and hot water tanks. For more information about asbestos and asbestos-related disease, go to http://www.mesotheliomacenter.org/res… .
Properly insulated buildings reduce energy consumption by keeping heat in during the winter and out in the summer. Vats, tanks, vessels, boilers, steam and hot-water pipes, and refrigerated storage rooms also are insulated to prevent the wasteful loss of heat or cold and to prevent burns. Insulation also helps to reduce the noise that passes through walls and ceilings. Insulation workers install the materials used to insulate buildings and mechanical equipment. In making major renovations to old buildings or when putting new insulation around pipes and industrial machinery, insulation workers often must first remove the old insulation. In the past, asbestos—now known to cause cancer in humans—was used extensively in walls and ceilings and to cover pipes, boilers, and various industrial equipment. Because of this danger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations require that asbestos be removed before a building undergoes major renovations or is demolished. When asbestos is present, specially trained workers must remove it before insulation workers can install the new insulating materials. This is clipped from the 1930(?) silent film, The Story of Asbestos, produced by the US Bureau of Mines with the assistance of the Johns-Manville Company. The entire film is available from the US National Archive.


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