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Hospital Asbestos 'a ticking time bomb'

Hospital hallway from freeimages.com - Wheelchair #1473964Interesting article from the BBC in regard to asbestos in hospitals. It states that 94% of hospitals in London contain asbestos, what does this mean for the rest of the country?

Doctor Peter Szlosarek, consultant oncologist at Barts Hospital, who is studying mesothelioma, has highlighted the following facts:-

  • About 2,600 people die each year in the UK from the condition which affects the lungs
  • Symptoms include breathlessness, cough, chest pain, night sweats and in rare cases damage to the spinal cord
  • The median survival rate is 12 months, chemotherapy treatment can add two to three months
  • People who worked in offices and buildings with asbestos are being increasingly diagnosed, rather than just those who had direct contact with the material
  • In areas with high risk exposure, about 5-10% individuals will develop it

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