Asbestos Action calls for removal of Asbestos
Asbestos Action held a successful event in Dundee on Friday 21 July 2017 at Discovery Point. The event’s main aim was to highlight the hidden risk posed by asbestos in homes and workplaces.
30% increase in asbestos victims seeking support
The day was also the charity’s 15th Annual General Meeting. Asbestos Action have seen a 30% increase in demand for its services as the number of people being diagnosed with asbestos related disease continues to rise in Scotland. A keynote speaker at the event was Beth Robinson of Gowrie Contracts Ltd, a Dundee based firm who specialises in asbestos abatement, while representatives from the Princes Youth Trust presented a video designed to help raise awareness of the risk posed by asbestos to future generations.
Speaking at the event, John Fearn, General Manager of Asbestos Action, said:
“It is important for us to actively campaign to help raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and its widespread presence in our houses, schools and workplaces.
“We need to see the safe, phased removal of asbestos from buildings where it is present, increased standards of health and safety, and better remedies for those affected by asbestos disease through no fault of their own.
“We will aim to hold them to account, to secure some justice for asbestos victims and their families.”