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Walk to find a cure for mesothelioma passes through Merredin - Local News - News - General - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

Walk to find a cure for mesothelioma passes through Merredin - Local News - News - General - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury | Asbestos | Scoop.it

ABOUT 24 asbestos campaigners stopped in Merredin on Wednesday afternoon as part of their 600-kilometre walk from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Perth to raise funds to find a cure for mesothelioma.

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Ministry to examine asbestos

Ministry to examine asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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Deadly Remnants of Asbestos in Italy

Deadly Remnants of Asbestos in Italy | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Though banned by the end of the 20th century, people exposed to asbestos in the 1970’s and 1980’s continue to be cut down by cancer and other illnesses related to the once-common material.
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Asbestos fund set up to support victims - SWI swissinfo.ch

Asbestos fund set up to support victims - SWI swissinfo.ch | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A CHF100 million ($97 million) fund is to be created in Switzerland to offer support for victims of asbestos-related illnesses wh
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Canada’s move to ban asbestos a ‘win for public health' but long overdue: advocates - The Globe and Mail

Crackdown comes after decades of lobbying from health experts and labour unions who have long warned about asbestos-related diseases
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Corporate spy infiltrated anti-asbestos campaign, court told

Corporate spy infiltrated anti-asbestos campaign, court told | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Two activists and a lawyer involved in campaign are claiming aggravated damages from K2 Intelligence Ltd and its staff
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Swedish Study Shows Asbestos Ban Has Had Little Impact on the Country's Mesothelioma Rates, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Researchers say people who worked in 24 key occupations remain at highest risk for asbestos cancer, even though Sweden has banned asbestos for more than 3
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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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International asbestos lobby organisation will leave Quebec

International asbestos lobby organisation will leave Quebec | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

The International Asbestos Association established itself in Quebec in 1997. In 2005 it changed its name
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Canada will ban asbestos by 2018

Canada will ban asbestos by 2018 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

The Canadian government today announced that it will legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and asbest
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Canadian government will announce ban on asbestos before December 20, 2016

Canadian government will announce ban on asbestos before December 20, 2016 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

Speaking to the Sarnia Observer, Veronique Perron, a spokesperson for federal Science Minister Kirsty Dun
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Ottawa urged to ban asbestos immediately amid new data

Ottawa urged to ban asbestos immediately amid new data | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New data show mineral continues to be Canada’s No. 1 workplace killer; a wide range of groups and individuals unite to force government action
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