This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Provision of research funding into asbestos related diseases

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The United Kingdom has the dubious honour of being number 1 in the world for the level of deaths occurring annually from asbestos related diseases. Around 2500 people will die this year alone in the UK from mesothelioma.

Unlike many other cancer diseases, mesothelioma and the other asbestos diseases, have received negligible amounts of public money for research purposes.

This petition calls on the Government to:

Provide dedicated long-term funding for research into the causes, treatment, and potential cure of those diseases related to exposure from asbestos.

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