His practical knowledge of every aspect of the scientific and legal minefield surrounding all forms of asbestos is, I believe, second to none, based on his many years of experience in the field. Because he has been prepared to criticise some of the most entrenched received views on asbestos issues, I have consulted with some of the leading experts in asbestos science, both in Britain and abroad, who endorsed his views and paid tribute to his expertise.
On this basis, I gave full support through my column to the setting up of his company Asbestos Watchdog, and have closely followed its progress. AW and John Bridle have saved my readers alone tens of millions of pounds, by showing again and again how their own asbestos-related problems could be solved, entirely safely and within the law, at a fraction of the costs quoted by others.
I have been greatly impressed by the persistent and sometimes courageous way in which John Bridle has sought to bring common sense and practical knowledge to bear, in an area where far too many people are falling prey to those interests which seek to exploit the widespread confusion surrounding asbestos. His judgement is wholly reliable and I would certainly wish to use his advice in any asbestos-related matter.
Christopher Booker 1937-2019
“Having been handed an estimate for £70,000 for the removal of suspected asbestos, we called in Professor Bridle and the Asbestos Watchdog to investigate. After a thorough, professional report was concluded we were able to save tens of thousands of pounds”.