Most schools still use asbestos in labs | Philippines |

June 19, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Most public and private schools  still use  asbestos, a toxic substance, in their laboratories despite the pledge of  the Department of Education in November 2011 that asbestos would be removed from campuses, a labor group said on Tuesday.
Allan Tanjusay, advocacy officer of the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, said their team visitsed  four public and four private schools in Metro Manila last June 3 and June 10 and discovered that these schools still employ asbestos in Chemistry and Biology classes.

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