Timeline of asbestos

Timeline

of asbestos

1906
First documented death from of an asbestos worker (aged 33 years old) from pulmonary failure was recorded by Dr. Montague Murray at London’s Charring Cross Hospital. 

1924
Nellie Kershaw case, the first published case to ascribe asbestosis to a cause of death. 

1955
Richard Doll epidemiology study that made a definite confirmation of the causal association between occupational asbestos exposure and lung cancer. 

1960
Wagner published a case-based method of reasoning (casuistry) on people with asbestos-related mesothelioma. 

1970
Voluntary asbestos import ban for crocidolite. 

1980
Voluntary asbestos import ban for amosite. 

1985
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1985 banned the import, supply and use of crocidolite and amosite as of 1st January, 1986. 

1987
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 (CAWR 1987) 

1992
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992 banned certain forms of chrysotile asbestos as of 1st January 1993. 

1999
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 bans chrysotile (with minor exemptions) as of 24th November, 1999. 

2002
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CAWR 2002) 

2006
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR 2006) 

2012
The Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 (CAR 2012)