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Dec 2018

Asbestos found in nine out of ten NHS hospitals

An investigation has revealed that the cancer-causing substance exists in the buildings of 198 out of 211 trusts. Asbestos was commonly used as an insulator between the 1950s and 1970s and has since been linked to lung cancer and life-threatening scarring of the respiratory system. The substance was banned in 1999. However, buildings assembled before…

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