We like to believe that our government is taking care of the most vulnerable and innocent of our society – our children. What I have uncovered is despicable and shocking.
My daughter received a letter from our grandson’s elementary school in Maryland yesterday. It stated that asbestos tiles will be removed this weekend by an approved contractor; the children will return to school on Monday.
I have been frantically making calls about this. I’ve called the Governor’s office and the Board of Education. The people seemed like they were scripted and quite tired of parent’s and grandparent’s questions.
I honestly thought that all asbestos was removed from our children’s schools! Am I alone? Do most people think that state and federal agencies made sure that our children were safe, and that this toxic and cancer causing substance was removed? I thought that it would be a priority!
What I was told is that removal of all tiles and other things made with asbestos was astronomically expensive. I was also told that as long as the tiles were in good condition, that this did not pose a health risk to our children. I looked up the proper protocol for inspections of “asbestos” schools. According to the Federal regulations, these schools should be inspected every six months.
I asked why these tiles were being replaced. The woman told me that they were lifting off of the floor, but that they were not cracked or crushed. I also told her that I wanted documentation of the inspections done in this school. She told me that she could not give that to me.
My daughter was going to take Brody to our doctor for testing. This woman from the school board said that they would not find anything, because the effects of mesothelioma would not manifest for 10 – 40 years. How comforting! <not>. I told my daughter that she should get Brody’s clothes analyzed for asbestos fibers.
This is a nightmare. I wanted to write this article to alert parents everywhere. This is even happening in the U.K. I am thinking that it’s a worldwide secret.
We have billions of dollars for entitlement programs and s0-called Syrian refugees – but we don’t have the money to keep our children safe?
I will keep everyone updated on my findings. I encourage you to be proactive if your kid’s schools are older. Ask about the inspections. Ask about where the asbestos is in the school. These are important questions!
I would even recommend (and I will do this) contacting your representatives and senators. WE NEED ANSWERS!