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French minister promises action to clean up asbestos

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:898
  1. ALEXANDER DOROZYNSKI, medical journalist
  1. Paris

    A survey of public buildings containing asbestos is to be undertaken in France, and all those that may contain asbestos will be repaired, the new minister of health and health insurance has said.

    Dr Elizabeth Hubert made the announcement on a television programme last week that denounced the government and doctors for not having given the public sufficient warning about the risks posed by asbestos contamination.

    During the programme she said: “We are discovering a …

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