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Asbestos removal from naval ships to cost taxpayer €500,000

Asbestos removal from naval ships to cost taxpayer €500,000 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Final bill likely to rise as naval staff to be screened for exposure
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Labour groups call for asbestos ban as workers mourned

Labour groups call for asbestos ban as workers mourned | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, said he's renewing the call for the federal government to take action and bring in new asbestos policies.
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Asbestos banned in construction, renos at federal buildings

The federal department responsible for the buildings that house 265,000 government workers has banned the use of asbestos in all new construction and renovation projects — a new policy that came into effect April 1, CBC has learned.
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Metal workers exposed to asbestos undergo testing for lung diseases

Metal workers exposed to asbestos undergo testing for lung diseases | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Screening for asbestos-related issues is only one way a union trust looks out for construction workers and retirees.
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Parliamentary Asbestos Seminar 2016

Mar 23, 2016: An extraordinary meeting of MPs and invited guests took place on March 22, 2016 in the House of Commons under the auspices of the Parliamentary Asbestos Sub-Group.
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Asbestos: It’s (finally) time for Ottawa to shut the industry down

Asbestos: It’s (finally) time for Ottawa to shut the industry down | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Canadian government has slowly, and we mean really slowly, been coming to terms with the dangers posed by asbestos and its uses.
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Asbestos: Ignominy, Corruption and Retribution

March 22, 2016: Global revelations over recent weeks have highlighted the deadly measures employed by vested interests to control national asbestos debates and forestall government regulations in order to maximize profits, despite knowledge about...
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New Study Supports Link Between Length of Occupational Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Risk, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Italian researchers say the longer a person was employed in an asbestos industry, the greater their chances of eventually developing mesothelioma.
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Lawmakers Want Change of Asbestos Water Pipes

Lawmakers Want Change of Asbestos Water Pipes | Asbestos | Scoop.it
By Bekai Njie & Aji Fatou Faal-Sonko       The National Environment Agency (NEA) Wednesday said they have the grit to work with relevant institutions in the proper and environmen…
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More corrupt science manufacturing doubt about harm caused by asbestos

More corrupt science manufacturing doubt about harm caused by asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

An article⊃1; published by the Journal of Environmental Studies contains corrupt scientific information pr
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Global Asbestos Hegemony; Global Asbestos Crimes

Feb 15, 2016: On May 31, 2016 the Italian constitutional court will hand down a verdict in a criminal case of immense importance.

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Fact sheet detailing known health risks posed by exposure to chrysotile asbestos

A Fact Sheet detailing known health risks posed by exposure to Chrysotile Asbestos has been prepared. This resource has been developed by Dr. Richard Lemen and other international experts. The foll...
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ADAO Interview with Sandra Neuenschwander: Ban Asbestos Activist Fights in Honor of Her Son, Michael

ADAO Interview with Sandra Neuenschwander: Ban Asbestos Activist Fights in Honor of Her Son, Michael | Asbestos | Scoop.it
ADAO is Proud to Support the 3rd Michael’s Mission to Strike Out Mesothelioma  Posted on April 13, 2016 This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sandra Neuenschwander, who for the past fou
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Dying Kiwis win asbestos payouts in Australia

Dying Kiwis win asbestos payouts in Australia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Aucklander Des Sayegh has won a confidential settlement in Australia after developing mesothelioma.
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New asbestos exacerbating Pacific problems

New asbestos exacerbating Pacific problems | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A new report on the use of asbestos in the Pacific has found that new forms of asbestos being imported into the region from Asia are exarcebating an already serious problem.
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$2.2b to replace NZ's asbestos pipes

$2.2b to replace NZ's asbestos pipes | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A $2.2 billion price tag has been put on the cost of replacing the country's asbestos water supply pipelines.
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Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Although last Canadian mine closed in 2011 and cancer dangers are widely accepted, use of the material is on the rise – and so are related deaths
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Vic Govt Breakthrough On Asbestos Removal | AWU Victoria

Vic Govt Breakthrough On Asbestos Removal | AWU Victoria | Asbestos | Scoop.it
 The Australian Workers’ Union has welcomed the announcement of the new Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA) as a vital step towards ridding the community of the deadly fibres. AWU Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said the VAEA was an initiative o
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Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe

Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Information on many different cancers includes symptoms, cancer detection and prevention, and treatment options.
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Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million - English

Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million - English | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A labour court judge on Friday sentenced Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million euros in
damages to the three children of a retired electrical welder who died of asbestos-related
complications in 2006. © ANSA
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Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry Is Still Alive and Well | VICE | United States

VICE reporter Milène Larsson investigates why the deadly industry of mining and selling asbestos—a known carcinogen that kills more than 100,000 people a year—is still going strong.
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Samsung Puts Four Young Workers At Risk of Blindness

Samsung Puts Four Young Workers At Risk of Blindness | Asbestos | Scoop.it
An ongoing attempt by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to outsource risk to an army of smaller contractors has proven dangerous as four workers are now at risk of losing vision due to exposure to gasified methanol while on the job. The four workers, all temporary employees in their twenties at a Samsung supplier, suffered irreversible…

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