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US finally moves to ban asbestos, decades after other developed nations

It would be an understatement to say it has been a long time coming, but it has finally happened – sort of. The United States hasn’t gone as far as imposing a complete ban on the importation and use of all types of asbestos, which is what the UK did back in 1999. It has, however, announced a ban on the only form of asbestos that is currently used or imported into the US.

Asbestos in hospitals: a silent killer of healthcare workers

Asbestos, a silent killer, continues to claim lives in UK hospitals. Despite the ban in 1999, its long latency period and presence in pre-2000 buildings pose risks. Recent tragedies, like nurse Guru Ghoorah’s death from mesothelioma, highlight the danger. Urgent action is needed to remove asbestos and protect staff and patients. Learn more about the state of asbestos in hospitals.

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The HSE’s New Asbestos and You Campaign

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Asbestos and You campaign educates and warns tradespeople in Great Britain about the dangers of asbestos, many of which aren’t common knowledge. Find out what it is about and how it can help you stay safe.

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