Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been recognised as a danger since 1955
But there has also been a steady stream of cases that show risk also extended to the home.
Wives who washed their husband's dusty overalls and children who helped are being diagnosed with the asbestos linked mesothelioma, a cancerous tumour that attacks the lung lining.
We hear from Jean Gibbs who has mesothelioma and Jenni is joined byJenni Liz Darlison, who runs the National Mesothelioma Information Centre and solicitor Anthony Coombes to discuss secondary exposure to asbestos - which, up to 60 years later, can turn out to be lethal.
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