Woman claims hugs gave her cancer

Pathetic headline for this very tragic case BH - still I'm long past expecting ethical reporting from journalists. Obviously there are some exceptions.

i think she may have a good case -

if you could see some of the drivel of society and the blame culture we now live in this one may some legs
She is perfectly entitled to seek damages for lack of care by the MOD. They were the ones who endangered dockyard workers children and they should duly pay damages, not that you can ever fully compensate someone for a reduced life expectancy or quality of life.


War Hero
Akin to this subject matter, Mesethelioma.
Have any of you seen, anywhere, the old Asbestos covered Fearnought fire helmets? They virtually dissapeared overnight some time in the early/mid seventies.
I need to get a piece of the asbestos fabric for analysis. There is a fairly high incidence of Aircraft Handlers, both here and in Australia who have developed the disease.
Please feel free to PM me if you want to stay anonymous.


War Hero
Aussiepint for your information,
* Mesothelioma is usually caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral known to be carcinogenic. People who are exposed to asbestos fibers for just a short period of time (few weeks) or even to a small amount may be at risk. In particular, people working with asbestos and their family members or those who live with them develop mesothelioma.
* There is a long latency period between initial exposure to asbestos and the development of malignant tumors. On average, 35-40 years elapse before the onset of disease.

It can't be caused by smoking or by familial history.


War Hero
RoofRat was making point regarding serious VS poorly documented cases like this one. Sorry I obvously hit a nerve with you! Cancer being spread via a hug?


War Hero
If a child gives her father a hug whilst his clothes are covered in asbestos fibres it is easy to see how those fibres can be breathed in.

I grant you though that the headline itself is quite shit.

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