Environmental protection agencies across the world are pushing for a complete ban on usage of asbestos in auto parts. But India’s environment ministry has claimed to be unaware of the problem, in absence of any specific study on the issue.
A high incidence of asbestos-related disease has been recorded amongst military and civilian workforces at shipyards in England, Scotland, Italy, Japan, the U.S. and many other countries.1 In the 1898 annual report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops, clear warnings were given regarding the “abundant evidence” about the “evil effects of [asbestos] dust” by Lucy Deane, one of the country’s first female factory inspectors.
Bangladesh based Anbis Development Ltd has been allowed by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to facilitate transportation of 1000 MT asbestos sheets from West Bengal to Agartala via waterways.Official sources here today confirmed that the Bangladesh based enterprise will carry the consignment from Haldia port of West Bengal to Ashuganj river port of Bangladesh and afterwards by road to Agartala at the cost of Rs 192 per metric ton
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.
On 18 and 19 May 2016, Bonn, Germany hosted the WHO international meeting on the economic health costs and impacts that the past and present use of asbestos has on society. Participants were representatives of 13 countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine – and experts from international organizations and research institutes.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance interviewed Dr. Arthur Frank, Professor of Public Health and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health about his experiences with asbestos around the world.
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