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Westminster Safety Disagreement Highlights Risk in Schools
Date:3/25/2009

forget that it is the workers liable to disturb the building fabric who are most at risk - and not people whose normal activities such as teaching who don't come into contact with asbestos (sic)," a spokesperson told Clinica yesterday.

The key, of course, to this perspective is the phrase "if used properly", and the by now wholly questionable perception that teachers - and pupils - do not come into contact with asbestos.

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Hope for those exposed: Asbestos diseases R&D network

As the debate rages in Westminster, ministers have been told of the growing magnitude of the need for more and better-co-ordinated R&D on asbestos-related diseases. Meetings held at ministerial level in the run up to Action Mesothelioma Day (February 27) were seen as having built momentum behind the creation of a national R&D centre for asbestos-related diseases (NCARD) in the UK.

A proposal drawn up recently by the British Mesothelioma Interest Group (BMIG) details the areas of research: early detection, diagnostic/prognostic and therapy-monitoring technologies (notably biomarkers and imaging), surgery (palliative/radical), radiotherapy and imaging novel therapies.


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