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17Feb94 UK: TEACHERS ATTACK ASBESTOS.

Teachers are calling on the Government to remove all potentially harmful asbestos from Britain's 26,000 schools following a coroner's ruling last week that Shirley Gibson died from asbestos poisoning picked up in the classroom.The London teacher worked between 1983 and 1993 at the Plumstead Manor school in Greenwich and died last October from cancer of the chest cavity.Now leaders of the National Union of Teachers want to see a full-scale probe into the problems of asbestos in schools. CONSTRUCTION NEWS