“Asbestos found in 95 primary schools in Leeds”

“Charity Mesothelioma UK has urged education authorities to “take responsibility and rid our buildings of this cancer-causing substance”. A Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council revealed that 95 state primary schools contain asbestos – 43 per cent of the area’s schools. Research by law firm Stephensons found that the potentially deadly material is present in more than 5,000 English primary schools. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, but was routinely used to construct school buildings between 1940 and 1970. Any damage to these older buildings can release fibres into the air, which can cause life-threatening illnesses if inhaled.”

Source – Yorkshire Post

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