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Because the use of asbestos wasn’t banned until 1999 it is estimated that asbestos may be present in up to 50% of all UK homes and 500,000 workplaces built before 2000. Over 75% of schools and hospitals contain asbestos.

It is estimated that asbestos may be present in up to 50% of all UK homes and 500,000 workplaces built before 2000. This means any one of us could be at risk of asbestos exposure at home, at work or in a public place. This means any one of us could be at risk of asbestos exposure at home, at work or in a public place. Over 75% of schools and hospitals contain asbestos.