Asbestos: Children

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

HSE specialists do have expertise in assessing the risks of asbestos to children. They work with the wider scientific community and collaborate with independent researchers.

HSE recently advised the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment about how the known risks for asbestos exposure in adults are likely to be modified for exposure in children.

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