An elementary school in Oklahoma City has been given the all clear to re-open after tests had to be carried out as a result of an asbestos scare. Adams Elementary School was closed for testing after piping insulation fell from a ceiling earlier in the week.

The ceiling was repaired and special equipment used to clear any asbestos from the air, according to reports. Students had to go to another nearby school to take lessons whilst the elementary school was closed for the repairs and the clean up to be carried out.

There are now concerns that the school district is not doing enough to ensure the safety of the children when it comes to situations such as these, and some officials have written to the school district stating that action needs to be taken to ensure that this does not happen again.

One parent said: “It is our children’s health that we’re talking about.” She added: “What if the children are there when it does break and what if it starts cracking and the asbestos starts to float through the air and our children and teachers are breathing it? I don’t think that’s healthy.”

Exposure to asbestos dust and fibers can result in a range of health problems, including the deadly asbestos related cancer known as mesothelioma.

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