A recent case detailed in the Welwyn Hatfield Times shows how even a relatively modest exposure of a few days to asbestos dust can have long term implications. Mr Beale worked in a factory in 1967 and cut asbestos with a circular saw, inhaling asbestos dust for only a few days. He had no mask, and no protection, it was on his clothes when he went home. Mr Beale went on to develop mesothelioma a form of cancer of the lung.
Corner Edward Thomas has recorded a verdict of industrial disease following an inquest into Mr Beales death.
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