Exposure to asbestos dust causes more than 3,000 cancer deaths per year. Many of our schools are riddled with asbestos. In 1994, Shirley Gibson, 36, became the first teacher to die of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Many local authorities have not identified the potential asbestos hazard in their schools, let alone done anything about it.
A J P DALTON
National Health and Safety Co-ordinator
Transport and General Workers Union
London SW1Reuse content