Thurrock has fourth highest asbestos death rate in the country

THURROCK has the fourth highest asbestos-related death rate in the UK.

From 2006 to the end of 2010, the death rate from mesothelioma was more than twice the national average, at 53.

The terminal cancer of the lung wall almost exclusively affects workers who have come into contact with asbestos.

The figures were obtained by not-for-profit campaign group, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

APIL president David Bott said: “More people die of mesothelioma in Thurrock per head of the population than most other parts of the country.

“This is bad enough, but the number of men dying from this disease is expected to peak during the next five years and what many people don’t realise is that hundreds of sufferers across the UK cannot get the compensation they need to help them through the last days of their life.

“What is needed is for the Government to bring forward proposals for a fund of last resort which would act as a safety net for injured workers who are otherwise unable to pursue the justice they deserve.”

For more information about APIL, go online to www.apil.org.uk.

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3:19pm Mon 20 Feb 12

essexkelz83 says...

does that count for having it in ur property with young kids wide open for them n myself to breathe in.??? still waiting for thurrock council to repair the ceiling since october 2011
does that count for having it in ur property with young kids wide open for them n myself to breathe in.??? still waiting for thurrock council to repair the ceiling since october 2011 essexkelz83

12:22pm Thu 23 Feb 12

squidsss says...

essexkelz83 wrote:
does that count for having it in ur property with young kids wide open for them n myself to breathe in.??? still waiting for thurrock council to repair the ceiling since october 2011
go to your local counciler and demand something is done,or you will be taking legal action
[quote][p][bold]essexkelz83[/bold] wrote: does that count for having it in ur property with young kids wide open for them n myself to breathe in.??? still waiting for thurrock council to repair the ceiling since october 2011[/p][/quote]go to your local counciler and demand something is done,or you will be taking legal action squidsss

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