Friday, 26 January 2018

UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes

Source: The Guardian, 16th September 2017, by Sandra Laville and Sarah Marsh

Sandra Laville and Sarah Marsh reported, "Unions warn effects of exposure to diesel pollution is ticking time bomb for business, likening situation to ‘early days of asbestos’ - Royal Mail and at least one local authority are among major employers who are being sued over their alleged failure to protect staff from the damaging health effects of diesel pollution from vehicles. More cases are lined up, according to lawyers and unions involved in supporting workers. (...) “There are potentially lots of people who have unnecessarily suffered premature death who may have been affected by industrial exposure. We are now with diesel in the same place we were with asbestos in the 1930s.” (...)"

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/16/legal-claims-grow-exposure-at-work-to-toxic-diesel-fumes