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Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteer - CBC.ca

Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteer - CBC.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteerCBC.caAnti-asbestos activists are pressuring a pair of health institutions to cut ties with a Montreal-based asbestos exporter.
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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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Energy Plant Workers Face Elevated Mesothelioma Risk - Surviving Mesothelioma

Energy Plant Workers Face Elevated Mesothelioma Risk - Surviving Mesothelioma | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Construction workers and tradespeople who have worked at any of the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear sites would do well to be aware of the early warning
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Asbestos inertia will cost lives

Asbestos inertia will cost lives | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Banning asbestos should not be a controversial decision. The links between asbestos and cancer, particularly mesothelioma, have been clearly established and the World Health Organisation could not be clearer in its stance against its use. Large companies involved in its manufacture have paid substantial amounts of money in compensation to victims. So far, more than 50 countries have instituted a ban, even if some still permit highly specialised uses.
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Government U-turn on killer asbestos after firm took officials out for lunch

Government U-turn on killer asbestos after firm took officials out for lunch | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Civil servants agreed to a U-turn on problematic form of asbestos after the firm which manufactured it entertained three officials to lunch and flew one of them to England, declassified government files reveal.
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Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules | WashingtonExaminer.com

Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules | WashingtonExaminer.com | Asbestos | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana appeals court ruled that an asbestos claimant provided sufficient evidence that his five-day asbestos exposure could have been a substantial contributing factor to his asbestosis.


Judge Terri F. Love delivered the Dec. 10 opinion in Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals, reversing the trial court’s judgment. Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurred.


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“On appellate review, we find that because there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether [the claimant’s] exposure to asbestos at Goodrich was a substantial contributing factor to [his] development of asbestosis the trial court committed reversible error,” Love wrote.
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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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Australia’s Asbestos Anomaly

Feb 12, 2015: According to the asbestos section in the Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which was published on January 30, 2015, 5% of the asbestos imported and used in the United States in 2014 was...
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Colombians take legal action against asbestos mining

Colombians take legal action against asbestos mining | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Despite being banned in 56 countries, the dangerous mineral fibres are still being mined in Colombia at a high cost.
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The First Asbestos Court Case | Mesothelioma, Asbestos Law Firm - Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood

The First Asbestos Court Case | Mesothelioma, Asbestos Law Firm - Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The first documented asbestos court case was a British asbestos spinner named Nellie Kershaw, who died in 1924 at age 33 from an asbestos-related disease.
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Indonesian Asbestos-Related Disease Workshop

Jan 5, 2015: In December 2014, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Korean Environment Corporation (KECO) conducted a workshop entitled: “Seoul Initiative Indonesia Workshop: Improving Health Officers’ Competencies on Measuring...
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Critics slam asbestos ban delay - Bangkok Post

Critics slam asbestos ban delay - Bangkok Post | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Anti-asbestos groups have condemned a cabinet decision to delay banning asbestos.
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Que. government refuses to pay $2.7M cleanup costs

Que. government refuses to pay $2.7M cleanup costs | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Four years after a mudslide containing
asbestos residue tore through the town
of East Broughton, the provincial
government is refusing to pay $2.7
million in cleanup costs.
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