A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos Awareness Week and Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons per year


After a lovely Mothers day with family visiting and an Indian meal to wade through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had to get up today and travel to the Royal Marsden early for my Scan day.

We had a phone call from ITV News to ask if they could interview me as figures came out today

Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 years after it was outlawed in Britain.

More than 130 companies or individuals have been ordered to stop work activities over the past year because of non-compliance with asbestos regulations, said an IOSH report.

Asbestos is present in at least 500,000 buildings built before 1999, said the report.

IOSH chief executive Bev Messinger, said: “It is unacceptable that 20 years on from asbestos being banned in Britain, organisations are still potentially putting at risk the lives of employees, their families and other members of the public.

“Thousands die in Britain every year from cancers like mesothelioma, while many more are diagnosed with it.

“All this is preventable through good occupational safety and health. It is time for organisations to wake up and realise how dangerous asbestos is. There are no excuses.”

Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 years after it was outlawed in Britain.

More than 130 companies or individuals have been ordered to stop work activities over the past year because of non-compliance with asbestos regulations, said an IOSH report.

Asbestos is present in at least 500,000 buildings built before 1999, said the report.

IOSH chief executive Bev Messinger, said: “It is unacceptable that 20 years on from asbestos being banned in Britain, organisations are still potentially putting at risk the lives of employees, their families and other members of the public.

“Thousands die in Britain every year from cancers like mesothelioma, while many more are diagnosed with it.

“All this is preventable through good occupational safety and health. It is time for organisations to wake up and realise how dangerous asbestos is. There are no excuses.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/03/31/asbestos-still-killing-5000-britons-year-20-years-ban/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that is why I was sitting in the sunshine at the Marsden talking about my life and asbestos.

Ray and i went in and I signed in to have the canula fitted and then went to the scanning room ans the Marsden allowed filming of me going into the room and settling on the scanning table.

The room was crowded ha ha !!

The scan was soon completed and we were free to go home where we just got in in time to see the News at 1pm and there I was. all 5 mins after an hour of filming.

It doesnt matter just so long as the message gets across that Asbestos is still in our life and we must still protect ourselves.

This week starts the Asbestos Awareness Week I love this GIF

Global Asbestos Awareness Week April 1 – 7 — Day ONE: World Health Organization and Elimination of Asbestos-Related Disease Worldwide Each year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have sent a tribute from the uk and I will be opening the conference with a video I have already sent to ADAO

https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/50846?fbclid=IwAR1TW4wrPr7NTi7YXXRpNVRA7m2Sq0539nLPB4yWOFduUA-8PciOT6RmGvw

2 thoughts on “A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos Awareness Week and Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons per year

  1. Great Mavis.

    About time it’s eventually the seriousness of asbestos.
    To all workers and more so companies.
    Well done you
    Dear

    Good luck with your CT scan results
    Denise and Mick XX

  2. Well done Mavis. Keep raising awareness. You’re the voice we all need. Lots of love to both you and Ray. Everything crossed for scan results day ❤️❤️❤️

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