People thinking of carrying out some DIY tasks around the home have been urged to make sure they understand any asbestos risks.
As part of Action Mesothelioma Day 2010, the British Lung Foundation has pointed out that 47 per cent of DIYers do not realise that homes built as early as the 1990s could contain asbestos.
The organisation has therefore teamed with DIY expert and TV presenter Craig Phillips to warn homeowners of the risks.
I am delighted to be helping the British Lung Foundation, the only UK charity working to support everyone affected by lung disease, to promote the annual Action Mesothelioma Day campaign.
“This campaign is particularly close to my heart as my uncle has been affected by asbestos exposure so I know exactly how dangerous asbestos can be.”
Tips for avoiding asbestos inhalation include wearing a properly fitted mask to the standards EN149 or EN1827.