Asbestos Risk Greater For Children

The BBC ran a story recently regarding asbestos in schools and how the evidence, provided by a special committee, showed that our Asbestos risk to children is 'greater over lifetime'. The committee stated that a five-year-old is five times more likely than an adult of 30 to develop mesothelioma, a type of cancer linked to asbestos, if they are exposed to it at the same time.

This is because a child will normally live longer and have more time for the disease to develop, it says.

Most schools have asbestos.

Campaigners are calling for the material to be removed from all of England's schools.

However, the government says there is no evidence that children's lungs are more susceptible to mesothelioma, only that the risk to them is greater because of their life-expectancy and the time it can take for the disease to develop. For more on this story visit Asbestos risk to children 'greater over lifetime'

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