Glasgow has a long and proud history of industry, in particular with ship building. One company alone built more than 1500 ships in the years between 1844 and 1963. However, with this incredible feat came terrible costs, as when asbestos was discovered the ship builders used it prolifically.
Because of this a huge number of dockworkers, ship builders and people in the surrounding areas have gone on to develop mesothelioma, a lung cancer which is typically caused by exposure to asbestos.
This is part of the reason a new combination of drugs, which could potentially aid those with mesothelioma, non-small cell lung and pancreatic cancers, is being trialled in Glasgow.
The trial is a joint effort between Cancer Research UK and drugs companies MSD and Verastem. Drug companies rarely work together, but in this case each company’s drug works in perfect partnership with the other, so taking them together will hopefully produce some positive results.
Asbestos related illnesses are still extremely prolific in this country, despite the material being banned in the year 2000. This is why companies like SBS Asbestos have dedicated theirselves to the safe removal and disposal of these extremely hazardous substance.
SBS Asbestos were established in 2015 by Health and Safety Professional Neil Denning and Phil Redfearn who has worked in the construction industry for 25 years. Between the two of them they had the necessary skills to provide a full range of asbestos services. Including safe removal, disposal and reinstatement.
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