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> Glasgow Housing Association, Asbestos in Glasgow homes
Jupiter
post 15th Mar 2012, 03:39pm
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Ive just read that a small primary school in Edinburgh has been evacuated when workers disturbed asbestos in upgrading the building.Nasty stuff!
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post 16th Mar 2012, 06:52am
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My company designs, supplies and installs industrial furnaces in the steel and aluminium industry and I can assure you asbestos is a nightmare, so much so that we refuse to strip it out from old furnaces which utilised asbestos, for any price. There are specialised companies who charge an arm and a leg for their troubles. We now work with new fibre products and our staff all have x-rays and tests every 6 months, so far all clear with the new materials. The main trouble we found with asbestos was that when it lay undisturbed or was new it was a problem but not to severe but when it was disturbed it was deadly.
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post 16th Mar 2012, 04:00pm
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If you are selling a house here you must state if it has asbestos in it. No one want's to touch a property like that. Lots of the older homes must still have it I would think. Knowing what we know now its a disgrace to expect folks to live in it. I wonder how many on the council have it in their own homes.


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post 17th Mar 2012, 01:50am
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I cosider myself very fortunate.Having worked in many a ships engine room whilst wading through Asbestos stripped from piping and boilers I do not to this day have any problems. Thank God.!!! It is a horrible thing to see someone with Asbestos related sickness.
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post 17th Mar 2012, 12:55pm
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I would like to say a big thank-you to everyone, for all the advice and support.
( I was testing the water ) Would we be justified to call a rent and council tax strike ?
After al our human rights are being negated, and we stay in homes unfit for human habitation.
Perhaps I should crush up all the asbestos material in my flat, then take it into the Scottish Parliament, via the air conditioners......... or begin painting a wall or two, GHA could do with a coat of paint, then again George Square could do with a coat........... maybe a letter to the housing minister, no wait a minute ( tried that )

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post 17th Mar 2012, 01:48pm
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Good luck,Ionnsaigh!
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post 17th Mar 2012, 05:17pm
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I hope you keep pushing ahead with this , it is definately worth it there is too much at stake here to give up . Maybe we all could write a wee letter giving the GHA a good blast.
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post 17th Mar 2012, 07:57pm
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dry.gif the company that produced this stuff in OZ knew as far back as 1960s it was lethal(esp blue asbestos)people were dying and all they cared about was their bottom line.
james hardie you rotten bas....s we'll remember YOU dry.gif
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post 19th Mar 2012, 01:37am
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According to their website, GHA's 'Big 5' priorities are:

■ Deliver excellent services
■ Provide and maintain quality homes for the future
■ Empower communities to extend wellbeing and opportunities
■ Ensure value for money through innovation and joint working
■ Empower people to create a make-it-happen culture

Given what has been posted here, is the second priority achievable?

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post 19th Mar 2012, 06:43am
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What's really scary is that many people will not even be aware that their houses were treated with asbestos, and the results of this will only show up medically many years down the line. I've seen someone dying from asbestosis and nobody would take responsibility for it, legally holding out until he died. This was in the mid 90's and the family didn't have enough money to pursue it through the courts. The legal profession are therefore culpable in this; arguing about points of law which stretch the case out ad infinitum which adds to the costs while people die.
It's shocking, but it goes on unchanged and needs to be challenged.
More power to your elbow!
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post 19th Mar 2012, 06:53am
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QUOTE (tamhickey @ 19th Mar 2012, 06:31am) *
The legal profession are therefore culpable in this; arguing about points of law which stretch the case out ad infinitum which adds to the costs while people die.

They do this at every turn, don`t know how they can sleep at night. Think of having your income related to how much suffering you can cause innocent people, makes me sick.
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post 19th Mar 2012, 10:22am
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These houses where built in the Seventies, so you could say, this is many years down the line....
One wonders the number of asbestos related cases there are here in Summerston. One ? One Hundred,
One Thousand ?
One is too many. Can we the public, view medical figures (respiratory disease) for this area of Glasgow?


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post 19th Mar 2012, 10:38am
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SOS.


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glasgow lass
post 19th Mar 2012, 12:02pm
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You could call a Health and Safety advisor lawyer for some advice.
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post 19th Mar 2012, 08:04pm
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 19th Mar 2012, 10:50am) *
You could call a Health and Safety advisor lawyer for some advice.

Thanks, I have a group of them, promising printing costs, and resources, to start a campaign.
Only one problem, I won't play the party game.


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