Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

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UK sources of information and / or support

Has an information leaflet on Asbestos-related Diseases

Mesothelioma framework

Information from the Department of Health with regard to organising services for mesothelioma patients.

Mesothelioma - pemetrexed disodium

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Asbestos in Schools

Aims to inform parents, teachers and support staff about asbestos in schools.

Asbestos Support West Midlands

Offer help and advice to people, and their families, who are suffering from asbestos related diseases.

Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK

An umbrella organisation representing asbestos victims support groups.

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund

Supports mesothelioma research projects, contributes to clinical trials, and provides information and advice to mesothelioma sufferers and their carers.

Mesothelioma UK

A national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment..

Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund

Aims to raise awareness, fund crucial research projects and improve the diagnosis, treatment and care for mesothelioma sufferers.

National Asbestos Helpline

Provides expert advice and guidance to asbestos-disease sufferers and their families across the UK. 

Asbestos - no hiding place

Information from the Hazards Campaign.


Information from the British Lung Foundation.


Information from the British Lung Foundation.


Information from NHS Choices.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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Last Checked:
25 March 2011

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