Scotland has seen an increase of asbestos-related conditions claimed by those working in affected buildings

Currently Scotland has the highest global incidence of the condition, according to the University of Glasgow there has been more than 175 cases diagnosed in 2014 alone.

Public buildings such as hospitals, schools, council headquarters, alongside many more have all been found to contain asbestos materials. Laura Blane, a partner with Thompsons Solicitors, disclosed the firm was dealing with an estimate of 200 cases of those exposed in such places.

She reported ‘It is no exaggeration to say that this is an enormous ticking time bomb and I am seeing increasing numbers of cases.’

In addition, medical and legal experts claim that asbestos located within Scottish schools have created a ‘health time bomb’.

Communities in Scotland, victims of asbestos and their families are campaigning to the upcoming council elections to make the public aware of asbestos as ‘one of the biggest health scandals facing Scotland’.

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