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India: Toxic Trade

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Is India investing in a future health crisis by importing asbestos from Canada? Why is #Canada continuing to sell #asbestos to #India by the shipload despite a domestic ban on the #toxic mineral?

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The Rotterdam Convention conference is all about Russia and Kazakhstan

The Rotterdam Convention conference is all about Russia and Kazakhstan | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

In 2013, almost a million tonnes of asbestos was exported by a tiny number of asbestos mining countries.
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Canada urged to lobby to have asbestos added to UN hazardous list

Canada urged to lobby to have asbestos added to UN hazardous list | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos should be banned inside Canada’s borders, according to commentary published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
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List Chrysotile Asbestos in PIC List. Ban Asbestos NOW!

Release Date - 30 April, 2015 Victims and Activists urge the Indian Government to Ban all forms of asbestos and allow listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance at an upcoming UN meeti...
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Rise in lung cases feared in Asia as asbestos use grows

Rise in lung cases feared in Asia as asbestos use grows | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Study warns of a ‘tsunami’ of asbestos-related diseases in the region with the continuing use of the mineral.
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Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos - Be Korea-savvy

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos - Be Korea-savvy | Asbestos | Scoop.it
SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) is completely banning the use of asbestos in Korea, …
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Uproar over UN Asbestos Debacle

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Contrary to the claims of the asbestos industry and the Indian Government, over 500 cases of disease caused by exposure to white asbestos have been diagnosed from two factories in Mumbai. There have been hundreds more cases diagnosed around the country

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Government of India should withdraw flawed study on Chrysotile asbestos and stop blocking UN Convention

By Dr Abhijeet Jadhav* and Dr Philip J Landrigan** In 2004, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, commissioned the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), a prem...
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South Africa’s Asbestos Crisis

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Throughout the 20th century, British multinationals invested in, operated and developed asbestos-producing and processing facilities in Southern Africa. When they walked away from their African asbestos liabilities, they abandoned asbestos-exposed workers and asbestos-contaminated communities to their fate; as a consequence of their actions, tens of thousands of individuals are even now being exposed to hazardous levels of asbestos on a daily basis

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Canadian government fails to protect its own workers from asbestos harm

Canadian government fails to protect its own workers from asbestos harm | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

The Canadian government has a legal obligation under the Canada Labour Code to protect its workers from a
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Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade | Toronto Star

Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade | Toronto Star | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Canada is sending a terrible message to the rest of the world. Oppose responsible trade; reject scientific evidence; obstruct international co-operation.
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Asbestos must be stripped from Dutch homes by 2024 - NL Times

Asbestos must be stripped from Dutch homes by 2024 - NL Times | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Netherlands - The Cabinet has agreed with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld's (Infrastructure and Environment) proposal to ban asbestos roofs in the Netherlands from 2024. This means that the owners of buildings with asbestos roofing must remove it before then. - asbestos, asbestos roofs, ban, Cabinet, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Wilma Mansveld
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Supreme Court upholds Kubota liability in asbestos death case | The Japan Times

Supreme Court upholds Kubota liability in asbestos death case | The Japan Times | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that found asbestos used at a Kubota Corp. plant caused fatal mesothelioma in a man who lived near the plant and orde
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Japanese ship recycling visit throws light on Alang upgrades

Japanese ship recycling visit throws light on Alang upgrades | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Cash buyer Global Marketing Systems (GMS) recently took a Japanese delegation to see improved working conditions at Alang's shipbreaking yards, however, pressure group NGO Shipbreaking Platform believes there is much more work to be done.
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India must sign Rotterdam convention, which seeks complete ban on the most hazardous chrysotile asbestos

India must sign Rotterdam convention, which seeks complete ban on the most hazardous chrysotile asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Joint statement issues by Mohit Gupta of the Occupational and Environmental Network of India, Pralhad Malvadkar of the Occupational Health and Safety Centre,  Anup Srivastava of the Building and Wo...
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NGOS SEEK BAN - Asbestos link to over 100 cancer cases detected

TheTimesOfIndia daily ePaper - Watch digital ePaper of India from around the world which is developed by Pressmart.
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One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows - UN News Centre

One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows - UN News Centre | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe today appealed urgently to all European countries to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, as a new United Nations report showed that one third of the 900 million people living in the region...
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Failure of International Organizations to Achieve a Global Ban of Asbestos

Failure of International Organizations to Achieve a Global Ban of Asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

An important book, calling for stronger health and safety protections for workers around the world, has b
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Activists urge 'clear stand' on asbestos with Russian PM

Activists urge 'clear stand' on asbestos with Russian PM | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Prayut Chan-o-cha government should express a clear stance on banning chrysotile asbestos, activists say.
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National Green Tribunal asks MoEF to submit list of asbestos mines across country

National Green Tribunal asks MoEF to submit list of asbestos mines across country | Asbestos | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Environment Ministry (MoEF) and Indian Bureau of Mines to submit a complete list of asbestos mines in the entire country with their status. A...
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Scientists and scientific organisations around the world call on Government of India to withdraw a flawed study on chrysotile asbestos and stop blocking UN Convention

Scientists and scientific organisations around the world call on Government of India to withdraw a flawed study on chrysotile asbestos and stop blocking UN Convention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
MEDIA RELEASE: March 23, 2015 Dozens of prestigious scientific organizations and scientists from around the world have issued a Statement calling on the Government of India to withdraw a discredite...
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Asbestos registry demanded for federal public buildings

Asbestos registry demanded for federal public buildings | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Tradespeople who say they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in federal buildings say it’s time to develop a registry to let workers know what hazards may be in Canada's public buildings.
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Asbestos-related occupational cancers compensated under the Spanish National Insurance System, 1978–2011: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health: Vol 21, No 1

Asbestos-related occupational cancers compensated under the Spanish National Insurance System, 1978–2011: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health: Vol 21, No 1 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Protesters block Colombo-Puttalam road at Anawilundawa | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Protesters block Colombo-Puttalam road at Anawilundawa | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A protest launched by villagers against the construction of an asbestos manufacturing factory at Anawilundawa yesterday, brought traffic on the Colombo-
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