Cardiff University Asbestos Concerns Backed By Legal Experts More Concerns Over Presence Of Material In Public Buildings 06.09.2013 By Rob Dixon Asbestos lawyers have backed concerns raised by a Cardiff MP, after it was revealed that the city’s university is housing students in rooms containing the deadly material. According to figures from the Guardian, around 1,500 student rooms at Cardiff University contained asbestos, despite exposure to the material being linked to a number of conditions including the cancer of the lining of the lung, mesothelioma. Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott has now reportedly written to the university to ask them about the presence of the material in accommodation. The education institution stated that all students are responsible for reporting any damage or maintenance to its members of staff. It is believed that asbestos may be present in a number of universities across the UK. Commenting on the issue, Kim Barrett, an asbestos lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who lives in Wales, said: “While we deal with a huge number of cases where people are seeking justice over exposure to asbestos in industrial settings, we also regularly see scenarios when people have come into contact with the material in public buildings such as schools, universities and hospitals. “All asbestos present in such buildings needs to be properly managed to ensure risks are mitigated, but we have stated on numerous occasions that the safest step to take would be the removal of all of the material from such buildings. “The consequences of exposure are so large that action is vital, particularly in buildings such as universities and schools where young people are at a risk of exposure. This is an issue which needs to be handled quickly and comprehensively.” Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in relation to Asbestos claims Tags Personal Injury Asbestos Illness Kim Barrett Birmingham Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'