Asbestos responsible for the death of almost 150 health and education workers

Fresh concerns have been raised about the dangers of asbestos remaining in dilapidated schools and hospitals after new analysis found that almost 150 health and education workers were recorded as dying from cancer-related illnesses to the material in recent years.

Mesothelioma is a cancer which occurs almost entirely in cases where the individual has been exposed to asbestos often in very small amounts.

Figures supplied by the Office of National Statistics have recorded 147 deaths among staff working in schools, universities and hospitals. Although mesothelioma has typically been associated with occupations such as shipbuilding and engineering the occupations of the 147 recorded deaths were teachers, nurses, lecturers, doctors, psychologists and radiologists.

Concerned by the increasing risks of poorly maintained school and hospital buildings The Health and Safety Executive have launched a programme of inspections to investigate how schools are able to best manage the risks of asbestos in buildings and to examine carefully the ongoing risks presented to staff pupils and patients in many existing buildings.

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