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Is asbestos still a problem in schools?

Asbestos is versatile and fire resistant and used to be used routinely in the construction of school buildings. However, it is also has a high health risk.

The government says as long as asbestos is maintained in a good condition and closely monitored it poses no risk to teachers or pupils.

However, there is growing concern that the problem is not being taken seriously enough.

Graham Satchell reports.

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