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Timely reminder that asbestos can still be a killer
By Rachel Hawthorn
Published on Saturday 2 July 2011 05:00
DOZENS of people gathered to watch a ceremonial dove released to recognise those who have suffered from asbestos-related cancer.
The event on Southsea Common marked Action Mesothelioma Day yesterday – a day intended to raise awareness about the cancer and how the deadly dust is still around today.
Organised by the Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG), the dove release saw the coming together of people who have lost loved ones to the disease and those who are suffering from it.
Diane Salisbury, one of the organisers of HASAG, lost her father Dave Salisbury to mesothelioma in 2005 after he was exposed to asbestos during his days as a railway worker. She said: ‘This event was all about bringing people together and raising awareness about mesothelioma, which some people haven’t even heard of.