Asbestos reports for Blaengwawr Comprehensive School
Posted by Lewis on the 27th January 2016
Looking at the asbestos report for demolition of the Blaengwawr Comprehensive School there remain asbestos dust on top of celling tiles as well as asbestos within the school.
Should the school have been closed years ago to remove all asbestos? That’s a question only time will tell asbestosis is a rare long-term lung condition. It usually develops around 20-30 years after a person has breathed in a considerable amount of asbestos dust.
According to the Asbestos in Schools Group (AiS), the Department for Education’s best estimate is that more than 75% of all UK schools contain some form of asbestos. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, so if fibres become airborne, staff, pupils and visitors are at risk.
Statistics released by AiS show that mesothelioma has caused the deaths of, on average, 16 teachers in the UK each year over the last decade, a figure which is set to increase year on year. In addition, school cleaners, cooks, teaching assistants, school caretakers and secretaries have also died from asbestos-related cancer.