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Asbestos Hazards in Pre - 1980 Houses. | Mesothelioma Cancer & Lung Disease

Asbestos Hazards in Pre - 1980 Houses. | Mesothelioma Cancer & Lung Disease | Asbestos | Scoop.it
According to the ‘Health and Safety Executive’ (HSE) Approximately 750.000 homes and commercial buildings contain some asbestos if they were built prior to 1980.
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Eternit enferma a Colombia

www.greenpeace.co/eternitenferma Con camillas, tubos de oxígeno y activistas caracterizados como enfermos denunciamos a la empresa Eternit, que expone a lo
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'Hug of death' asbestos case could open up compensation for many cancer sufferers

'Hug of death' asbestos case could open up compensation for many cancer sufferers | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Cancer victim's family take ACC to court over secondhand exposure to asbestos.
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National Asbestos Bans

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Chronology of National Asbestos Bans1    See also: Current Asbestos Bans and Restrictions (Revised May 29, 2017) Date Event      1972 Denmark bans the use of asbestos for insulation. 1973 US bans the use of spray-applied surfacing asbestos-containing material for fireproofing/insulating purposes...
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Asbestos: Out of sight but not out of mind in Asia

Asbestos: Out of sight but not out of mind in Asia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Discredited in the West, the asbestos industry is fighting back in the developing world.
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#AsbestosKills

It's hard to believe that asbestos, a known killer, is still being traded and used around the world. Only recently it was found in children's crayons i
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UK Firm Fined $972,000 in Asbestos Case -- Occupational Health & Safety

"It was clear there was an endemic failure to effectively manage the construction work on the site in a way which ensured that asbestos materials were not disturbed until removed under appropriate conditions," said HSE Inspector Melvyn Stancliffe. "Failing to prevent the breathing in of asbestos fibers on the site is reckless."
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Rotterdam Convention: No progress on democratic right to be protected from hazardous substances | RightOnCanada.ca

Rotterdam Convention: No progress on democratic right to be protected from hazardous substances | RightOnCanada.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Testimony of Siti Kristina for COP 8 – Convention Rotterdam | Local Initiative for OSH Network – Indonesia

Testimony of Siti Kristina for COP 8 – Convention Rotterdam | Local Initiative for OSH Network – Indonesia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Stand with Rajendra - demand action on chrysotile asbestos now

Stand with Rajendra - demand action on chrysotile asbestos now | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Act NOW - online campaigns on LabourStart.
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HMGB1 Blood Levels May Be Potential Biomarker for Asbestos-Related Diseases, Chinese Study Finds

HMGB1 Blood Levels May Be Potential Biomarker for Asbestos-Related Diseases, Chinese Study Finds | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A Chinese study found that a naturally occurring protein, high-mobility group box 1 (HGMB1), is present at higher levels in two asbestos-related diseases.
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How the asbestos industry targeted developing countries – and what might be done about it • Inside Story

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Mr Fluffy asbestos: Male residents at increased risk of contracting mesothelioma - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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3 customs bureaus suspected of asking dealers to cover up asbestos imports - The Mainichi

3 customs bureaus suspected of asking dealers to cover up asbestos imports - The Mainichi | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Customs bureaus in Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe allowed the import of asbestos into Japan between 2012 and 2016, with officials suspected of later asking importers to change their import declarations so they appear not to have included asbestos following Mainichi Shimbun inquiries, it has been learned.
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I lost my lung to asbestos. I fear what Trump will do to America's health | Heather Von St James

I lost my lung to asbestos. I fear what Trump will do to America's health | Heather Von St James | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The president’s proposed budget cuts – and slashing of regulations – would weaken the ability of watchdogs to protect us from harmful chemicals
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The Asbestos Hazard in Shipbreaking

The Asbestos Hazard in Shipbreaking     A seminar entitled “Accountability in Shipbreaking: The Hong Kong Convention 8 years on, what has changed and what does the future look like?” took place in London on May 15, 2017.
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New report highlights the impact of Australia’s asbestos legacy on remote Indigenous communities | Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Australian Government

Report: Remote Australian communities - The asbestos legacy (PDF 3.26Mb) (DOCX 16.11Mb) A report into asbestos in remote Australia sets out ways that communities and government can work together to manage the identification and removal of deadly legacy asbestos in remote areas to eliminate the ongoing risks.
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Media Release: Global Asbestos Action Alliance on failure of Rotterdam Convention

Media Release: Global Asbestos Action Alliance on failure of Rotterdam Convention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Rotterdam Convention has failed miserably as chrysotile asbestos blocked again from listing, continuing to put millions of workers at risk.
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Tea workers at cancer risk

Tea workers at cancer risk | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos roofs widely used on the houses of the tea garden workers in greater Sylhet region pose high risks of cancer, said health experts and environmentalists.  The natural mineral was once lauded for its versatility, but in the mid twentieth century scientists discovered that inhalation of asbestos fibres for long can cause fatal illnesses including lung cancer.
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Exposure to this chemical is killing thousands — but it's been regulated for decades

Despite action from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, thousands are still dying from exposure to asbestos.
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