More than seven million schoolchildren are learning in asbestos-riddled classrooms. New research has revealed that the home counties are the most deadly areas in the country outside London, with more than 200,000 youngsters at risk in Kent alone. In the capital a heart-stopping 1.2m children attend asbestos-riddled schools, according to figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request.
Full article at www.express.co.uk
Children’s crayons and toy crime scene kits have been found to contain the cancer causing chemical asbestos.
Of 28 boxes of crayons tested, four contained the potentially deadly chemical. The tests were carried out by two government-certified laboratories and were commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Group.
Eleven former managers of Italian tyre giant Pirelli have been convicted of manslaughter over the deaths of some 20 workers who were exposed to asbestos.
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The latest edition of ATaC/ARCA News is now available online.
Issue 89 is packed with information on the asbestos management industry and updates on ATaC/ARCA’s recent activities. Informative articles include a summary of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the ATaC apprenticeship scheme.
The online version of Issue 89 can be downloaded here.
ATaC will be running the following RSPH Courses at it’s training centre in Rayleigh during August and September
RSPH Certificate in Asbestos Project Management – 5th & 6th August 2015
RSPH Level 3 Certificate in Asbestos Surveying – 10th to 12th August 2015
RSPH Level 3 Certificate in Asbestos Analyst (Air) – 14th to 17th September 2015
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