The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been made aware that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos.

HSE Inspectors ensured supply of the asbestos-containing gauze mats stopped immediately, serving enforcement notices to ensure that all affected mats are disposed of safely.

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press.hse.gov.uk/2018/09/05/hse-investigating-supply-to-schools-of-metal-gauze-mats-which-contain-asbestos/