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Asbestos on husband’s overalls caused fatal lung cancer in his wife
By ed hill firstname.lastname@example.org
A WOMAN died from a huge tumour caused by years of washing her husband’s asbestos-covered work clothes.
Pamela Whitemore, of Spondon, was married to a lorry driver who used to load asbestos by hand.
Her family said she was a typical housewife, “cooking, cleaning and washing”.
She developed mesothelioma – a cancer of the lung lining – and died at Royal Derby Hospital in November, aged 80.
She was diagnosed just five days earlier.
An inquest into Mrs Whitemore’s death heard how she had a job in a bedding factory but gave it up when she married her husband, Ronald, in 1950.
Their daughter, Jacqueline Higgins, said her mother was a “traditional housewife”.
She said: “Mum was a housewife and dad went out to work. That was the way it was. She took care of my father and washed his overalls. Dad did not know what a washing machine was.”
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