File 2 - Report on asbestos-related disease in Clydeside

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GB 249 CPSG/1/2


Report on asbestos-related disease in Clydeside


  • 1983-1987 (Creation)

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3 folders

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From a blue folder inscribed 'Projects: asbestos report and death certificates'

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Correspondence and papers re a report on 'Problems of asbestosis/Ineumoconiosis [sic] claimants in Clydeside', compiled by the Cancer Prevention Society (CPS). Background of the project appears to have been a comparatively high rejection rate (88%) for industrial injuries benefits claim in Glasgow, compared to e.g. Newcastle where Pneumoconiosis Medical Panels reportedly rejected only 60% of cases. Includes copies of:

  • typescript 'Preliminary findings from information provided from death registration in Glasgow G1-G84 for the years 1974-1982'
  • charts visualising death counts by post code
  • several versions of listing of asbestos cases among thermal insulation engineers (by name), compiled by John Todd, a prominent representative of the Glasgow branch of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) during the 1970s and 1980s
  • listings of asbestosis and mesothelioma by postcode, largely anonymised
  • death certificates 1975-1982, 1983-1987

Volunteer helpers in the project were Mrs J Elliott from Cardross and, from Glasgow, Mrs Margaret Letang (social research student), Mr Paul Hannah (legal student), Mr Quintin Oliver (welfare rights advisor), Mr George Moore (solicitor) and Ms Pam Bartlett (Assistant Co-ordinator, Community Resources Project, Glasgow College of Technology). Staff of the Cancer Prevention Society involved in the project were Rushworth and two CPS Development Officers, David Baker and John Curran.

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  • English



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