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Pakistan Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos Case

A case being adjudicated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan has highlighted the use of asbestos in a country which has consumed more than 35,000 tonnes since 2009.

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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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Environment ministry seeks suggestions on global meets on hazardous waste, pollutants

Environment ministry seeks suggestions on global meets on hazardous waste, pollutants | Asbestos | Scoop.it
At the three global meetings subjects like transboundary movement of hazardous waste, international trade of hazardous waste and long period pollutants will be discussed
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Asbestos Victory in Belgium

Mar 30, 2017: A historic victory was achieved on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 when the Brussels Court of Appeal upheld a ruling condemning the Belgian asbestos multinational Eternit for environmental asbestos exposure which killed Françoise Vannoorbeek-Jonckheere in 2000. ...
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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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If your working in an a environment that has Asbestos in the ceilings this would be concerning. Having the area tested to see if their is ongoing problems is a good indication but over time parts would deteriorate and have particles rest on certain items. Going up into a part of the roof area to check or work on something, you would need PPE every-time. A full suit with goggles, gloves and breathing mask with a particular type of filter. If the area has become very bad one would need to have a specialist come in to remove it safely. 
Here is a link you may find useful since the area you work in has Asbestos related material.
Using the control methods you would need to look at using PPE equipment.


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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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Stand with Rajendra - demand action on chrysotile asbestos now

Stand with Rajendra - demand action on chrysotile asbestos now | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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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Asbestos lobby launches attack to undermine upcoming UN Conference on trade in hazardous substances

Asbestos lobby launches attack to undermine upcoming UN Conference on trade in hazardous substances | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

The International Chrysotile Association (ICA)  promotes the asbestos trade. Its Board of Directors is c
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Stand with Rajendra - demand a ban on chrysotile asbestos now

Stand with Rajendra - demand a ban on chrysotile asbestos now | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Quebec: Asbestos injustice against workers continues

Quebec: Asbestos injustice against workers continues | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

An in-depth investigative report by Radio-Canada's award-winning TV program, Enquête, reveals how Quebec
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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

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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