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So, we have spoken about diseases and we have talked about death and things like that, but what about the people? This is a video that has been produced by the HSE about a gentleman called Chris Morgan who very sadly contracted the disease mesothelioma. Have a look, see the impacts it had not only on him but also his family.

Went to college, did the usual things, as an apprentice. And I was an apprentice pipe fitter welder. We had lots of regular jobs we had to do which continually exposed you to asbestos. Everything on a boiler in those days was asbestos, every gasket was asbestos. Everything was asbestos. You would strip the boilers down twice a year and you would have to scrape all the joints off and they were all asbestos.

Other people in the area when you were doing it as well, so it is not just you are getting contaminated. Everybody else around you are getting contaminated. The company never supplied us with any protective equipment because in those days health and safety did not mean anything. I do not think I ever wore a dust mask until I was about 30.

I guessed it was mesothelioma, I have always known that it could happen because of the asbestos I have worked with. My oncologist about four or five weeks ago, he said that "We are not going to do the chemo today." Also, he said, "I would like to tell you, I do not think you are going to make Christmas." All I was trying to do was a job. I was never trained to do with anything health and safety whatsoever.

I am not even sure the guys teaching me were aware of any risks. When I was an apprentice I worked in this canteen, we were the pipe fitters, we were doing an awful lot of work in there and I remember that the tea ladies used to make all the rolls in there and there am I, banging away with hammer and chisel knocking all of this asbestos off. And all this dust. And all these women.

When you realise what you may have done to other people, it is so sad. You may be 17, you may be 18, but you are not immortal and what you do today may have terrible consequences 30 years down the road. And if you want to die of a disease, this is not the most pleasant disease in the world to die of, then you carry on as you are. But if you want to live longer than that and not die of this disease then you take in all the information about it that you are given and take it seriously, because the only way you can get this disease is through asbestos.