- About CAA
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- What Is Asbestos?
- What is Mesothelioma?
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- My wife Sandra – The story of a schoolgirl, wife and mother who died from asbestos related cancer aged just 52
- Asbestos Management in Schools
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- The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979
- Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008
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Thousands of men and women who have lost their lives to asbestos-related diseases were remembered at a memorial held on 24 April by Clydeside Action on Asbestos. The charity, which hosts an annual memorial, remembered all those who have died as a result of being exposed to asbestos in previous decades. Phyllis Craig MBE, Chairperson of CAA stated:
In the UK alone there are around 5000 deaths from asbestos related lung cancer and mesothelioma each year. Globally, it is estimated that 100,000 workers die each year of an asbestos related disease
Everyone attending this event will have lost a loved one, a friend, or colleague. Asbestos related disease affects our neighbours, our communities and is harming the people of Glasgow. It is vital that we remember all those who have died because they were exposed to this deadly substance. Their loss of life cannot, and must not, go unnoticed
The legacy of the widespread use of asbestos will be with us for many years to come, and lives will continue to be lost. We need to raise awareness of the fact that asbestos related disease is not confined to our industrial past. Men and women continue to die
There is a commonly held misconception that asbestos related disease is on the decline. This is not the case. The number of people being diagnosed continues to rise. It is important that this is recognised so that the resources and support are in place to support those whose lives have been affected by a diagnosis.
Laura Blane, lead solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors has witnessed the impact that a diagnosis of mesothelioma has on a family:
I speak to families every day who are struggling to come to terms with a recent diagnosis of mesothelioma, or the loss of a loved one. The pain, grief and harm caused by the negligence of employers must not be forgotten
This year the memorial was held at the Provand’s Lordship Gardens.
Many thanks to everyone who attended and those who wanted to attend but were unable to do so due to ill-health.
Special thanks must go though to Mrs Mildred Moorehead and Mrs Heather McWilliams who laid the wreath this year.
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