The asbestos research funding petition reached the milestone of 500 signatures today. Anybody who reads this blog post please help in promoting the petition as it is vital that sustainable long term research into asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma is undertaken in the UK. It is sad to report that there appears to be a growing number of younger victims succumbing to mesothelioma. Professor Julian Peto apparently has recently predicted that there might be 200-300 new younger victims being diagnosed each year due to exposure when they were at school. So it is vital that we seek to give all victims, present and future, hope.
The petition can be found at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/59014