Daily Mail article published Feb 28th 2006
This Daily Mail article highlighted the risks of asbestos in the home and the alarming rising figures of deaths from mesothelioma in the UK due to asbestos.
Homeowners are warned of cancer risks from asbestos hidden in the home
This risk is heightened by the fact that more and more homeowners are taking up DIY and house renovations – ripping out dangerous substances, dislodging deadly fibre particles, with no idea of the long-term havoc which can be caused.
Most houses built from 1950 up until the 1980s contain asbestos in their insulation, heating ducts and drainpipes – white asbestos was even used in Artex plaster until the late 1990s. The British Lung Foundation has reported rising rates of mesothelioma deaths caused by asbestos in the lungs – the disease is predicted to claim 185,000 lives in the UK by 2050.
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