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Promise of Better Workplace Safety Offered By On-site Asbestos Detector | Medindia

Promise of Better Workplace Safety Offered By On-site Asbestos Detector | Medindia | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Its toughness and fire-resistant properties made people believe that asbestos were once a miracle material.
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Med-India run story on ALERT the world's 1st real-time asbestos detector - technology that could be of enormous importance in Asia where asbestos is still actively used and the cause of 1000s of deaths.

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BC groups push for better asbestos disease detection - CBC.ca

BC groups push for better asbestos disease detection - CBC.ca | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it

CBC.caBC groups push for better asbestos disease detectionCBC.caA team at the B.C.


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It looks like British Columbia in Canada are also campaigning to introduce free CT Scan to high risk workers early to detect asbestos related cancers before symptoms appear. Similar campaigning is happening in Germany. CT Scans are better able to detect small cancers than X-Rays which often only pick up tumours when they are at a size that is no longer treatable.

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Asbestos in Schools

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GMB WELCOME EDUCATION SELECT COMMITTEE CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS AS 75% OF BUILDINGS GIVE RISE TO RISK FOR STAFF AND CHILDREN
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UK NEWS: Young workers given asbestos warning

UK NEWS: Young workers given asbestos warning | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
Risk Management Solutions from Aviva

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Lack of awareness in young tradesmen in the UK is a real problem as many believe it to be a danger of the past now its use has been banned. Add this belief that asbestos is not an issue anymore to youth's own indestructability and you get a recipe for disaster! 

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Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans Who've ... - PR Web (press release)

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans Who've ... - PR Web (press release) | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
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Stability in house-building data adds to brighter national picture | link2portal - news and business directory

Stability in house-building data adds to brighter national picture | link2portal - news and business directory | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it

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Figures released by the National House-Builders Council (NHBC) indicate a decline in overall house-building during 2012 with 104,510 new homes registered during 2012 – a 9% decrease on 2011 (114,930).

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New Science Tools - Working Prototype for an "Instant" On-site Asbestos Monitor : GlobalTort

New Science Tools - Working Prototype for an "Instant" On-site Asbestos Monitor : GlobalTort | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
(A prototype asbestos detector unit with the lid removed. Credit: Paul Kaye, University of Hertfordshire, UK.) New scientific tools keep arriving. No
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This is the ALERT Detector - the world's 1st portable, real-time detector of deadly airborne asbestos fibres. The detector, which is currently being field tested has a commercial launch date estimated for mid-2014 with an early price tag of under £1000. For more information contact exploitation managers at The Select Group via the official Alert website http://www.asbestos-alert.com/

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TIME Magazine: The 50 Worst Inventions - Asbestos was named 37 out of 50

TIME Magazine: The 50 Worst Inventions - Asbestos was named 37 out of 50 | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
At first glance, asbestos appears to be a construction worker's confidant. It is a versatile mineral fiber that excels at absorption and can withstand the harshness of heat. But when floor tiles or...

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Only the 37th worst??

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UK Parliament: Education Committee to examine issues relating to asbestos in English schools

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The Education Committee will hold an evidence session on Wednesday 13 March 2013 on Asbestos in Schools. Parliament TV: Asbestos in Schools Education Committee

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This is a serious problem, one that keeps raising its head across the country. It is frightening to think how many schools contain and how many people could have been exposed. We know that teachers are too frequently amongst the casualities of mesothelioma - will we soon find generations of school children are too? 

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Rochdale, UK News: Fire at former asbestos factory

Rochdale, UK News:  Fire at former asbestos factory | Asbestos Legislation | Scoop.it
More than 50 firefighters have spent the night battling a difficult blaze at a former asbestos factory but now have it...

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Terrifying news both for the local residents and also the brave Fire Fighters. Alert are working with a regional fire service to develop an Alert Detector specifically to help the Emergency Services detect airborne asbestos.

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Marks & Spencer 'warned over asbestos risk' - BBC News

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Marks & Spencer 'warned over asbestos risk'
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Marks & Spencer was warned customers and staff may have been put at risk from asbestos contamination more than 10 years before receiving a £1m fine.
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It is stories such as this one, which highlight how important the future Alert Detector will be in protecting, not just tradesmen, but millions of unsuspecting people from being exposed unknowingly to asbestos.

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