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DIYers urged to be asbestos aware

A new survey has highlighted the need for Britons to improve their awareness of asbestos.

Asbestos cancer toll will not peak until 2015

Almost 200,000 people in the UK could still get asbestos-related cancers from exposure in the 60s and 70s, according to experts.

HSE raises asbestos awareness

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign this week to raise awareness of the risks of exposure to asbestos.

NICE approves drug for advanced mesothelioma

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has revised its guidance on Alimta, a drug to treat mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer of the lining...

New drug boost for lung cancer sufferers

Clinical trials of a new anticancer drug combination carried out by Cancer Research UK scientists at Newcastle University show that it has the potential to almost double...

'Baby boom' carpenters at greatest risk of developing asbestos related cancer

One in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma - a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos - according to new research* published in...

Mesothelioma deaths to peak by 2015

Deaths from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer, will peak within ten years in the UK and then fall to a much lower level, according to new figures published in...