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Barry Castleman

  • GB 249 DAL/7/1
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1990 - 2003 with enclosures 1938 - 1964
  • Part of Alan Dalton papers

Correspondence between Dalton and Barry Castleman, environmental consultant, on asbestos-related issues. Subjects include Turner & Newall (including copies of Turner & Newall correspondence, 1938-1964), Richard Doll, Irving Selikoff, World Trade Organization asbestos case.

History of awareness of risks of asbestos

Folder of material gathered by Dalton on the history of the awareness and knowledge of the risks of asbestos. Numbered and annotated by Dalton. Includes copies of:

  • annual reports and correspondence of Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops, 1898-1947
  • Home Office reports, 1930-1935
  • annual report of Medical Officer of Health, London Borough of Barking, 1945
  • Turner & Newall correspondence, 1943-1957
  • academic articles and publications, 1904-1994
  • press cuttings, 1920s-1983

Correspondence and papers on asbestos in Hermes and Chantry Points, Elgin Estate, Westminster


  • press coverage
  • Brunel University MSc thesis by G.B. Farrant on potential release of asbestos affecting residents of Elgin Estate, October 1986
  • report of independent commission, January 1996
  • report by Professor Julian Peto, January 1997
  • photographs, 1997
  • papers on removal of asbestos from Winterton House and Gelston Point, Tower Hamlets
  • publication by Walterton and Elgin Community Homes Ltd, 1998

British Asbestos newsletter

The British Asbestos newsletter was a quarterly publication distributed worldwide to solicitors, victim support groups, academics, medical personnel and research bodies. It was founded and co-ordinated by Laurie Kazan-Allen, coordinator of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat.

Clydeside Action on Asbestos

  • Correspondence and papers on John Macpherson, Glasgow shipyard worker who won compensation case in 1985 against Alexander Stephen and Sons and Upper Clyde Shipbuilders for exposure to asbestos
  • ‘Clydeside Action on Asbestos: aims and outline’ booklet, 1992

Joe Walker

Papers relating to Joe Walker, asbestos lagger and safety representative of General and Municipal Workers Union Heat & Frost Branch. Walker was sacked for calling in a factory inspector.

Articles by Dalton

  • ‘Are chemists human?’ Chemistry in Britain, Vol. 11, No.3, March 1975.
  • 'Dangerous workplace or dangerous worker?' Nursing. The Add-on Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol 2, No. 1, May 1982.
  • ‘A chemist’s reactions’ Science for People, 60, April 1986.
  • Outline of article on factory inspectorate, no date.
  • 'Killing off a killer', April 1988.
  • ‘Lessons from the United Kingdom: Fightback on Workplace Hazards, 1979-1992’. International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1992.
  • ‘Asbestos hazards: past, present and future’ Occupational Health review, September/October 1995.
  • 'Homeworking can damage your health', c. 1997.
  • Letter from Dalton to the Lancet on the hazards of white asbestos. The Lancet, Vol 352, 1998.
  • Flyer for ‘Safety, health and environmental hazards at the workplace’ by A.J.P. Dalton, 1998.


Correspondence on ban of asbestos in Argentina.

Construction Safety Campaign

  • press release from Construction Safety Campaign announcing protest over asbestos dumping prosecution in Birmingham, 1997
  • Construction Safety Campaign News, December 1999
  • circular from Construction Safety Campaign on proposed changes to Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations, 2000
  • Construction Safety Campaign flyer calling for protest re asbestos, c.2000
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