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New Solut. 2004;14(1):77-98.

Confronting the continuing problem of asbestos in Scotland: report on a Scottish public sector initiative for the 21st century.

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Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, University of Stirling, Scotland.


This article outlines a Scottish initiative for tackling asbestos in local authority (municipal) buildings. It explores issues surrounding municipal asbestos usage, financial costs, health and safety management and control and also support systems to assist asbestos victims and their families. Some solutions are offered to address these issues.

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