Raising awareness to Scottish MSPs about dangers of asbestos

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During the week commencing 6th November 2017, Asbestos Action were invited by Scottish MSP Jenna Marra to have an information table at the Scottish parliament.

The table was manned by John Fearn, manager at Asbestos Action, and the aim for the week was to raise awareness amongst MSPs about the charity Asbestos Action, the dangers of asbestos and to also highlight the current difficulties suffered by victims of asbestos related lung cancer when applying for State Benefits.

This is in advance of the devolution of parts of the benefits regime which may make it even more difficult for asbestos disease suffers to access the benefits they are entitled to.

Asbestos Action John Fearn, Iain Gray MSP at Scottish Parliament 2017

Euan Love and Mark Nicholson, both highly experienced solicitors in Asbestos Disease Compensation at Digby Brown, went along to help spread the good word to Scottish Government members.

John Fearn Asbestos Action, Iain Gray MSP & Mark Nicholson Digby Brown

John Fearn, Asbestos Action, Iain Gray MSP and Mark Nicholson, Digby Brown

Mark Nicholson, Solicitor at Digby Brown, said: “Asbestos exposure is often thought to be a relic of our industrial past and many will be shocked to know that asbestos is still present in many building across Scotland today.

“This week, the message about the dangers of asbestos was communicated to a number of MSPs from all party backgrounds.

“Exposure to asbestos is a public health threat to people of all ages and one which needs to be urgently addressed, to help reduce the consequences of asbestos disease for future generations.”