email: lka@btinternet.com


The British Asbestos Newsletter1 is a quarterly publication which is distributed to victim support groups, public bodies, lawyers, solicitors, barristers, researchers, doctors, academics and environmentalists in over thirty countries. Initially, the focus of our articles was on asbestos-related news in Britain but latterly some international developments have been covered. Principal topics include disease incidence and causality, compensation, corporate culpability, legislation, the state of medical knowledge and practice, and the sociological impact of an epidemic of asbestos-related disease that has not yet peaked.

Year       Issue No.
 
1994 17
1995 18     19     20     21
1996 22     23     24     25
1997 26     27     28
1998 29     30     31     32
1999 33     34     35     36    
2000 37     38     39     40
2001 41     42     43     44
2002 45     46     47     48
2003 49     50     51     52
2004 53     54     55     56
Year       Issue No.
 
2005 57     58     59     60
2006 61     62     63     64
2007 65     66     67     68
2008 69     70     71     72
2009 73     74     75     76
2010 77     78     79     80
2011 81     82     83     84
2012 85     86     87     88
2013 89     90     91     92
2014 93    
 

Editor Laurie Kazan Allen is also the Coordinator of The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), which was set up both to support campaigns to ban asbestos use globally and to facilitate communication between plaintiffs' representatives and groups internationally. IBAS has been co-sponsor of a number of important international conferences and is actively involved in current UK and international asbestos issues. The IBAS website carries accounts of current developments as well as reports of IBAS initiatives and events. (Extracts of some newsletter articles also appear on the IBAS site.)

Our ability to obtain information and contact key personnel has been greatly enhanced by access to the international asbestos network formed by our regular newsletter subscribers. In return for access to our online issues, we hope that web users will continue to share their knowledge and keep us apprised of asbestos-related issues in their fields of work.

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1 The newsletter is published by Jerome Consultants, which was originally set up to conduct research relating to the asbestos and tobacco industries. Projects focusing on the evolution of corporate and government knowledge, the status of expert witnesses, the acquisition of documents, corporate histories and financial records were undertaken for UK and US clients. Nowadays, Jerome is principally concerned with the publication of the Newsletter.