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Toronto Star: "UN cancer-research agency IARC denies influence by Russian asbestos industry"

Toronto Star: "UN cancer-research agency IARC denies influence by Russian asbestos industry" | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
World Health Organization (WHO) cancer-research agency says article in The Lancet poorly researched. Russia has replaced Canada in blocking moves against chrysotile.
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Health and Safety Executive Report: Mesothelioma in Great Britain 2014

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Most mesothelioma deaths occurring now are a legacy of past occupational exposures to asbestos when it was widely used in the building industry.

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The number of mesothelioma deaths increased to 2 535 in 2012 from 2 291 in 2011. This was largely due to an increase in male deaths aged 65 years or more (Mesothelioma register).In 2012 there were 2 126 male deaths and 409 female deaths.The number of new cases of mesothelioma assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit has increased from 1 985 in 2011 to 2 125 new cases in 2012 (IIDB).Men who worked in the building industry when asbestos was used extensively are now among those most at risk of mesothelioma
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How 8 Industries Have Swayed Science at the Expense of Public Health - The Epoch Times

How 8 Industries Have Swayed Science at the Expense of Public Health - The Epoch Times | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
It can take a lot of money to carry out a careful study. The influence of corporate funding has been known to leave a black eye on the good faith of the scientific method, and the conclusions that emerge can significantly undermine public health.
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Back to the future: looking at the “new” TSCA by Bob Sussman, former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Back to the future: looking at the “new” TSCA by Bob Sussman, former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Back to the future: looking at the “new” TSCA | A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
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Globe and Mail: No safe use: The Canadian asbestos epidemic that Ottawa is ignoring

Globe and Mail: No safe use: The Canadian asbestos epidemic that Ottawa is ignoring | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Canada’s embrace of the “miracle mineral” has seeded an epidemic of cancers. Yet many Canadians are still exposed to asbestos every day. Don’t look to Ottawa for help — it’s still defending an industry that, like its victims, is wasting away
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"Global Health is a Social Justice Issue: An Emerging Movement, Part I" by Dr. Chris Stout

"Global Health is a Social Justice Issue: An Emerging Movement, Part I" by Dr. Chris Stout | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
A quote that really captures the essence of my work and many others in the global health field is from The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in
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Public Diplomacy Magazine || "Non-State Actors: 21st Century Activism For Influencing Public Policy" by Linda Reinstein

Public Diplomacy Magazine || "Non-State Actors: 21st Century Activism For Influencing Public Policy" by Linda Reinstein | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
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RESOURCE: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

RESOURCE: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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STUDY: Current Trends in the Management of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

STUDY: Current Trends in the Management of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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"CONCLUSIONS: In the current era, approximately three of every five patients do not receive surgery when diagnosed with MPM, although a significant survival benefit is noted in select patients. The opportunity to improve patient survival with surgical therapy is lost in a significant number of MPM patients."

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European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - The asbestos lie. The past and present of an industrial catastrophe

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - The asbestos lie. The past and present of an industrial catastrophe | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
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STUDY: Mesothelioma risk after 40 years since first exposure

STUDY: Mesothelioma risk after 40 years since first exposure | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Conclusion: "Exposure to asbestos confers a long-term risk of developing pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma which increases following cessation of exposure. While the rate of increase appears to start to level out after 40-50 years no one survives long enough for the excess risk to disappear."

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"Asbestos: What are the Health Risks" by OHS.me.uk

"Asbestos: What are the Health Risks" by OHS.me.uk | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Asbestos is responsible for over 4000 deaths every year. Younger people, if routinely exposed to asbestos fibres over time, are at greater risk...
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Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims Newsletter (Jan - Apr, 2014)

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"Five Things I've Learned About Lung Cancer" by Eric Goldman

"Five Things I've Learned About Lung Cancer" by Eric Goldman | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
In January, my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. This was as shocking as it sounds. My wife is a 41 year old never-smoker vegetarian fitness instructor in otherwise excellent health. How could
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AFE MAINTENANCE – ASBESTOS IN BUILDING MAINTENANCE by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

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EU REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals - Chemicals - Enterprise and Industry

EU REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals - Chemicals - Enterprise and Industry | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
European Commission - Enterprise and Industry - European Commission - REACH is the framework legislation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
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Asbestos: TSCA’s biggest failure by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families

Asbestos: TSCA’s biggest failure by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Asbestos: TSCA’s biggest failure | A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
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"Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S." by Ensia

"Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S." by Ensia | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Why are some chemicals banned in Europe while considered safe in the U.S.?
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Study: Cancer incidence of Taiwanese shipbreaking workers who have been potentially exposed to asbestos.

Study: Cancer incidence of Taiwanese shipbreaking workers who have been potentially exposed to asbestos. | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
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Cancer Council Victoria || Mesothelioma: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends (PDF)

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STUDY: Cancer incidence of Taiwanese shipbreaking workers who have been potentially exposed to asbestos

STUDY: Cancer incidence of Taiwanese shipbreaking workers who have been potentially exposed to asbestos | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Asbestos In The Home

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Asbestos In The Home | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
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ILO Report: "World of Work 2014: Developing with Jobs"

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World of Work 2014: Developing with jobs

This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.

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"Understanding Asbestos Training: A Guide for the Trades" by IATP

"Understanding Asbestos Training: A Guide for the Trades" by IATP | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
       
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How do your health and safety skills measure up? by the HSE (PDF)

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"Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials" by Deborah J. Cornwall

"Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials" by Deborah J. Cornwall | Asbestos and Mesothelioma World News | Scoop.it
Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission....
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