Asbestos: Drinking Water

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest advice is that he has received from Public Health England on the risks of ingesting asbestos from drinking water which has been pumped through asbestos pipes.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England’s advice is in line with that of the World Health Organization Guidelines on drinking water quality that there is no convincing or consistent evidence that ingested asbestos from asbestos cement drinking water pipes provides a risk to public health.

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