Grenfell fire: Will a toxicology expert's resignation prompt a rethink about how health risks are assessed?

Concerns over the government’s approach to the environmental aftermath of one of the UK’s worst modern disasters led a toxicology expert to quit an advisory panel in August. Does contamination pose an ongoing health threat?

On 14 June 2017 a fire tore through a 24-storey residential tower block in west London in one of the UK’s worst modern-day disasters. Seventy-two people were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire; another 70 were injured. The incident and the subsequent response by authorities have been the subject of intense public scrutiny, with survivors demanding justice for the victims and policy changes to prevent similar events in future.

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