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Duncan Scott: Understanding the risks of asbestos in the soil

The link between exposure to asbestos fibres and adverse human health conditions – asbestosis, pleura and mesothelioma – is well established. Previously developed land, old landfills and imported materials regularly harbour sources of asbestos, either as asbestos containing material (ACM) or loose fibres present in soil.