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Records of the Cancer Prevention Society, Glasgow
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Asbestos in educational establishments

Correspondence and papers on asbestos in schools and other educational establishments. Includes press coverage and correspondence with Department of Education and Science (London), Scottish Office of the Ministry for Industry and Education, Educational Institute of Scotland, MPs (one of them Donald Dewar), union representatives, representatives of the HSC/HSE including W Simpson, director of the HSC.

Asbestos in houses: Red Road flats, Glasgow

Correspondence and papers re a survey and activism on Red Road flats workers.

Includes press coverage, correspondence with politicians (councillors, MPs), and survey forms.

Red Road flats refers to a high-rise housing complex located in the northeast of the city of Glasgow. In its construction large amounts of asbestos were used to ensure the structural integrity of the buildings in the event of a fire. The complex was formally condemned in July 2008 after a long period of decline.

Chemical carcinogens

Press articles on dangerous dyes, among them an article on G E Rushworth’s own compensation claim for occupational cancer of the bladder.

Also includes annotated copy of 'Guidelines for work with chemical carcinogens in Medical Research Council Establishments: provisional statement' (October 1979), and copy of Peter Kirby (c.1982) 'Death in the textile industry: a proportionate mortality study of 952 dyers, bleachers and textile workers who died between 1976-1980' (TGWU Textile Group: Bradford).

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