21 November 2023  |  Admin
In Memoriam: Mavis Nye - A Legacy of Resilience and Advocacy

Mavis's story began in the 1950s when, at the age of 15, she met Ray, who would become her lifelong partner. Little did they know that the invisible dust of asbestos, present in Ray's work clothes from the Royal Naval Dockyard, would have profound consequences on their lives in the years to come. They built a family together, living a seemingly normal life, unaware of the silent threat that lingered.

29 January 2023  |  Admin

Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening. 2,544 mesothelioma deaths in 2020, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos. 530 deaths in 2020 mentioning asbestosis on the death certificate (excluding deaths that also mention mesothelioma).

25 October 2022  |  Admin

The Mavis Nye Foundation was created to inspire victims of mesothelioma, an asbestos related terminal Cancer. To give hope to fellow victims and show a light at the end of the tunnel. In sharing a brief story of her journey she hopes to dispel some of the fear and myths. Mavis was suddenly aware that her breathing was laboured during a short walk to the shop across the road. An urgent appointment with her GP was made and within hours she was admitted into hospital where seven litres of fluid were drained from her lung. After weeks of tests and biopsies, she was given the news that she had mesothelioma...

8 September 2022  |  Admin

Asbestos is thought to have been contained in over 4,000 products.

The three main types of asbestos are blue, brown and white asbestos, which were used in countless building products. But as it was often mixed with other materials it can be hard to know if you’ve found it or not. Below are some typical examples of asbestos containing materials in domestic and non-domestic premises..