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Asbestos News

An elderly British woman is concerned about asbestos in her home
Englishwoman fears asbestos contamination in home
An elderly Englishwoman is claiming that the housing association that runs the apartment complex in which she lives isn't taking urgent enough action to fix asbestos problems that plague her residence.

Valerie Singleton, who lives in Lydiate, England, says she contacted One Vision Housing weeks ago when she began noticing problems with the building, according to the Champion.

"It started that there was big lumps of concrete being around the property, we didn't know where it was coming from," Singleton told the news source. "It was reported about seven weeks ago and it took well over two weeks before they even put scaffolding up. Then someone went up on the scaffolding and found it was asbestos."

Asbestos in residential buildings can be extremely dangerous, as inhalation of the deadly mineral in dust form can cause a range of serious illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis.

The seriousness of the situation isn't lost on Singleton.

"It's dangerous. I'm living in a property that's got an open gable end with asbestos," she said.

One Vision Housing told the news provider that the delays in fixing the problem were unavoidable, as their strict procedures regarding asbestos handling take time.ADNFCR-3360-ID-19867554-ADNFCR
6/30/10

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