Wednesday, 11 September 2013

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The United Kingdom in 1931 introduced the Asbestos Industry Regulations. At the time, the regulations determined only the “safe” level of exposure. In 1960, the legal exposure limit was increased, placing workers at a higher risk of contracting mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. By 1968, the standards for exposure levels were lowered to reduce the risk of contracting disease. 
England, though, is paying for years of higher level exposure. In 2008, the last year for which figures are available, 2,249 people in the UK died of mesothelioma. The UK has prohibited the trade, application and supply of crocidolite and amosite asbestos since the 1980s. Chrysotile asbestos was prohibited in 1999. 

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