Charles Pickles

Independent asbestos campaigner ‘Airtight on Asbestos’

M. Pickles is a UK-based asbestos specialist and campaigner for improved standards in asbestos management. He founded the “Airtight on Asbestos Campaign” in London and previously co-founded Lucion Environmental, the UK’s leading asbestos consultancy.

After selling his stake in Lucion in 2019, M. Pickles continues to campaign for better asbestos legislation, consultancy, and management in the UK. He is also the founder of the first commercial electron microscopy laboratory in the UK and an innovator in asbestos digital data collection and database management.

At the event, M. Pickles will discuss the UK’s high prevalence and incidence of asbestos-related diseases, as well as outdated approaches to addressing the problem. He will also highlight recent progress and propose ways to improve the situation.