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Cornish Schools' Asbestos Fears

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:24pm 14th March 2013. (Updated at 3:25pm 14th March 2013)

There are calls to do more to protect Cornish children from asbestos at school.

Pirate FM has learnt around 260 primaries and secondaries in the Duchy were built with the deadly material.

The council says every single one has a safety plan in place.

Michael Lees' wife Gina was a supply teacher in the Duchy, before she died of a lung disease.

Now he is urging MPs to take action. Michael said: "Parents should be concerned. They certainly shouldn't panic over it, but there should be a concern about the fact that children are going to schools, and some schools, the absestos management is not up to speed. It's not effective, and in some schools it's actually not safe."

"Parents certainly should be informed about what asbestos is in their schools and also, what is being done to manage it. And if it's being managed correctly, well okay, but if it's not, then they should be concerned."

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