Timeline of asbestos
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.
Nellie Kershaw case, the first published case to ascribe asbestosis to a cause of death.
Richard Doll epidemiology study that made a definite confirmation of the causal association between occupational asbestos exposure and lung cancer.
Wagner published a case-based method of reasoning (casuistry) on people with asbestos-related mesothelioma.
Voluntary asbestos import ban for crocidolite.
Voluntary asbestos import ban for amosite.
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1985 banned the import, supply and use of crocidolite and amosite as of 1st January, 1986.
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 (CAWR 1987)
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992 banned certain forms of chrysotile asbestos as of 1st January 1993.
The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 bans chrysotile (with minor exemptions) as of 24th November, 1999.
Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CAWR 2002)
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR 2006)
The Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 (CAR 2012)