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ASIA: Asbestos - deadly but not yet banned - IRINnews.org

ASIA: Asbestos - deadly but not yet banned - IRINnews.org | Asbestos | Scoop.it
ASIA: Asbestos - deadly but not yet bannedIRINnews.orgBANGKOK, 21 March 2012 (IRIN) - Even though public health experts recognize how deadly asbestos can be, its use is on the rise in the construction industry throughout Asia, according to the US...
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Rotterdam Convention 2017: Make or Break

In a few weeks, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations’ Rotterdam Convention (RC) on the Prior Informed Consent Procedures for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade will meet for the eighth time (COP8). Pivotal to the success of the meeting and, indeed to the long-term viability of this multinational Convention, will be the decision taken regarding the inclusion of chrysotile (white) asbestos on a list of substances subject to mandatory trade regulations.
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Canada: Asbestos Wrongdoing Continues

Canada: Asbestos Wrongdoing Continues | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

Don Garrett, a general contractor in Hope, British Columbia, tendered for and was awarded a contract by t
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Asbestos exposure is still making people sick

Asbestos exposure is still making people sick | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to explain why younger populations continue to suffer from asbestos-related medical issues.
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The Asbestos End Game

For over a hundred years the mining and use of asbestos was a profitable and powerful industry. Throughout most of that time, there were critics who pointed out the deadly price paid by human beings and the environment for asbestos dividends. With dwindling markets, stricter regulations and adverse developments on almost a daily basis, it is clear that this industry has now entered the end game, the outcome of which is inevitable: a shutdown of production, consumption and sale of the only type of asbestos still being used: chrysotile (white) asbestos.
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Asbestos in schools is a 'serious' problem, Government report finds

Asbestos in schools is a 'serious' problem, Government report finds | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos in schools is a “serious” problem which could threaten the health of children, a Government report has found, as it concluded that thousands of schools are failing to follow safety guidelines.
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» Labour Minister Presides over Launching Ceremony of Working Group on National Asbestos Profiles of Cambodia

» Labour Minister Presides over Launching Ceremony of Working Group on National Asbestos Profiles of Cambodia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Two-time Pulitzer winner Schneider dies at 74

Two-time Pulitzer winner Schneider dies at 74 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Andrew Schneider, an acclaimed investigative reporter and public-health journalist, died Friday. He was 74.
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Bihar Pollution Control Board should act against asbestos factories violating environmental laws

Bihar Pollution Control Board should act against asbestos factories violating environmental laws | Asbestos | Scoop.it
By Dr Gopal Krishna* After the stoppage of asbestos based factories in Muzaffarpur and Vaishali, following a complaint of ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA), the regional office of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change has sent a letter to Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) regarding violation of environmental laws by asbestos factories in…
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Asbestos disease peak coming in 2020, NSW doctor says

Asbestos disease peak coming in 2020, NSW doctor says | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A doctor in northern New South Wales expects a plethora of asbestos cases over the next few years, after the death of Ffloyd Laurie, who as a child played in asbestos tailings at the Baryulgil Public School.
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'I feel as though I am on borrowed time,' said asbestos related cancer victim

'I feel as though I am on borrowed time,' said asbestos related cancer victim | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Ken is asking ex-colleagues to help him win justice when diagnosed with asbestos related cancer he claims he got when working at Parsons and GPO
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Ken Takahashi-Expert continues battle against asbestos-related diseases

Ken Takahashi-Expert continues battle against asbestos-related diseases | Asbestos | Scoop.it
KITAKYUSHU — Ken Takahashi has the ambitious goal of eliminating asbestos-related diseases.
After leaving his post as a professor at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH) in Kitakyushu, next month Takahashi will become the first Japanese to serve as director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), an institution in Sydney known for its globally advanced research on mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
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《看不見的石綿危機》/ Asbestos: the Invisible Threat::石綿危害::台灣職業安全健康連線

《看不見的石綿危機》/  Asbestos: the Invisible Threat::石綿危害::台灣職業安全健康連線 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
台灣職業安全健康連線希冀藉由宣導與推動制度的改善,為職災勞工發聲,並有效預防與降低職業傷病的發生!
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Canada: continuing human suffering, financial costs and risks to public health caused by asbestos

Canada: continuing human suffering, financial costs and risks to public health caused by asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

A series of articles by Owen Munro published in the Vancouver Sun address the continuing human suffering,
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Belgian report alleges MNC Etex responsible for asbestos pollution in Madhya Pradesh town Kymore: COP's Geneva meet

Belgian report alleges MNC Etex responsible for asbestos pollution in Madhya Pradesh town Kymore: COP's Geneva meet | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Lethal Lies: How A Corporate Spy For A Kazakhstan Company Infiltrated The Global Anti-Asbestos Network - New Matilda

Lethal Lies: How A Corporate Spy For A Kazakhstan Company Infiltrated The Global Anti-Asbestos Network - New Matilda | Asbestos | Scoop.it
In Australia, workers who mined and processed asbestos were called “Snowmen” because they’d emerge at the end of every shift covered in the white fibres. The companies who employed those men – firms like James Hardie and CSR – knew that their product was deadly and caused cancer. They mined it, processed it and soldMore
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Removal of Ankara building bearing tons of asbestos begins under strict measures - GREEN

Removal of Ankara building bearing tons of asbestos begins under strict measures - GREEN | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Ankara Municipality has taken wide measures against potential diffusion of asbestos to the air as part of the dismantling work for a decades-old factory in central Ankara, which is certified of bearing 350 tons of the carcinogenic material inside its building
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Chrysotile Asbestos: Voices from South-East Asia: A film by WHO

All types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis (fibrosis of the lungs). Exposure to asbestos occur
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Ministry to examine asbestos

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The Ministry of Labour yesterday announced the formation of a new working group tasked with gathering data on the precise prevalence of asbestos and its adverse effects in the Kingdom. Minister Ith Sam Heng yesterday said the group will compile data in order to prepare a national action plan and an effective prevention program on the risks of asbestos.
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[South Korea]Gov't tightens asbestos management rules

The government is seeking to tighten regulations for asbestos management. The Ministry of Environment said Tuesday it will expand a list of private after-school academies to conduct a biannual asbestos test on their facilities. Asbestos comes in many forms and long-term exposure causes cancer.
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Twenty-first Century Diplomacy: Gherkins for Asbestos

Did you ever wonder why sales of asbestos, a substance known to be carcinogenic, have remained at around two million tonnes a year throughout the 21st century? Even with mountains of evidence detailing the deadly repercussions of asbestos exposures and cemeteries of victims as visible proof of the dangers, some governments refuse to take action to protect their citizens
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[Bangladesh]Asbestos: The slow poison killing ship-breaking workers

[Bangladesh]Asbestos: The slow poison killing ship-breaking workers | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Workers' deaths at the ship-breaking yards of Chittagong are a common incident, as is environmental poisoning. But researchers have now detected one deadly illness that has been silently affectin
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Court of Appeal overturns controversial asbestos ruling

Court of Appeal overturns controversial asbestos ruling | Asbestos | Scoop.it
the bc insulators union and the bc federation of labour are celebrating the b.c. court of appeal's decision to overturn a controversial ruling that stated asbestos laws were too difficult to enforce.
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Breath of death: Asbestos may be cheap roofing material but it causes cancer

Breath of death: Asbestos may be cheap roofing material but it causes cancer | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Many of Sri Lanka's homes use asbestos. Safe alternatives exist, but are seldom used because they cost more
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