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A pensioner with a chronic lung condition has been trying to have asbestos tiles removed from her home for the last 9 months, it has been reported. Annette Attmere, 63, has asked her landlord, Devon and Cornwall Housing, to remove the broken tiles since January but the asbestos is still in her flat in Penzance.
It is reported that Annette suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, leaving her with breathing problems and chest infections.
It is understood that Devon and Cornwall Housing has now appointed a specialist contractor who is undertaking works to the property as a matter of urgency.
Andrew Stinchcombe of Novum Law comments “It is surprisingly common to find asbestos products within homes, particularly older homes. It is important that residents are aware of the presence of asbestos within a building and if necessary seek specialist advice. People should not disturb the asbestos themselves as this could lead to a release of potentially lethal asbestos dust into the atmosphere”.