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Ottawa does U-turn on asbestos mining

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Harper Tories blame incoming PQ regime for change of heart on Canada’s right to export the cancer-causing mineral from Quebec...
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Mesothelioma patients get no relief from state govt - Times of India

Mesothelioma patients get no relief from state govt - Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Bhagwati Mathur, a housewife in Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer, was diagnosed in December, 2012 as suffering from mesothelioma – a lung cancer caused by inhalation of particles found in asbestos mines.
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Remembering Shankar Dattaray Jog

Shankar Dattaray Jog, a former worker at a factory owned by the British asbestos conglomerate Turner & Newall Ltd. in Mumbai, India, died from asbestos cancer on July 19, 2016. Mr. Jog had been employed at the Hindustan Ferodo brake linings factory for forty years commencing his employment in 1961 in the maintenance department. By the time he retired in 2001, he had risen to the position of health inspector.
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Italy’s Hope and Glory

On July 21, 2016, the news finally came. Italy’s Constitutional Court issued its ruling in the long-running battle to achieve justice for Italy’s asbestos victims.1 The verdict was categorical – a second round of proceedings (Eternit BIS) against Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny could go ahead.2 The fact that the defendant had already been tried over asbestos deaths of Italian citizens did not prevent him from facing additional charges. “It is clear,” the Constitutional Court’s verdict stated “that even from the strictly material point of view, the death of a person, although occasioned by the same conduct, gives rise to a new event, and therefore an act other than the death of other people.”
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Worker ‘showered in plumes of asbestos dust’

Worker ‘showered in plumes of asbestos dust’ | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A worker from Perth Children’s Hospital said he was showered in plumes of potentially deadly asbestos dust.
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WHO environment and health meeting on the economic costs of asbestos

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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.
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2016 ADAO Conference Presentation by Eric Jonckheere “Impact of Asbestos on Workers and Families”

12th Annual ADAO International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference – “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” – April 8 – 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C
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Kathleen Ruff: How one single-minded activist helped turn the tide on asbestos

Kathleen Ruff: How one single-minded activist helped turn the tide on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff will receive a medal of honour in Quebec's National Assembly on Thursday for her work to stop Canada's asbestos trade.
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UK unions say time to get rid of asbestos

UK unions say time to get rid of asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
It is time to get rid of asbestos for good, the TUC has said. Britain’s biggest industrial killer, responsible for thousands of cancer deaths every year, “can still be found in around half a millio…
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Asbestos Around the World: An Interview with Dr. Arthur Frank

Asbestos Around the World: An Interview with Dr. Arthur Frank | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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Will look for alternatives to carcinogenic asbestos: Environment Minister - The Times of India

Will look for alternatives to carcinogenic asbestos: Environment Minister - The Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Bihar revokes clearance for asbestos factories | The Asian Age

Bihar revokes clearance for asbestos factories | The Asian Age | Asbestos | Scoop.it
While the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) ha
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CJ orders removal of asbestos from high court roof - Times of India

CJ orders removal of asbestos from high court roof - Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Chief Justice Manjula Chellur of Calcutta high court, on Friday, observed that she has already directed authorities to remove asbestos and asphalt from the roofs of the court building.
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World rings asbestos alarm, India ignorant about cancer-causing agent - Times of India

World rings asbestos alarm, India ignorant about cancer-causing agent - Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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.
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WA Indigenous asbestos death rate 'highest in world'

WA Indigenous asbestos death rate 'highest in world' | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Indigenous West Australians have the highest death rate for malignant mesothelioma in the world, a study into asbestos-related diseases finds.
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First green pre-school in Sri Lanka constructed by Holcim Lanka

First green pre-school in Sri Lanka constructed by Holcim Lanka | Asbestos | Scoop.it
First green pre-school in Sri Lanka constructed by Holcim Lanka
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New Zealand Enacts National Asbestos Ban

New Zealand Enacts National Asbestos Ban | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New Zealand has decided to enact a national ban on all asbestos imports in an effort to reduce exposure to harmful products containing the toxic mineral.
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The Asbestos Hazard at Shipyards

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.
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Tripura to get asbestos via waterways of Bangladesh

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
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Jaw-dropping 1942 educational film, “The Wonders of Asbestos” [video]

Jaw-dropping 1942 educational film, “The Wonders of Asbestos” [video] | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last half-century, you know that asbestos is super bad for you. But they didn’t know that in the 1940s, when this film was made.
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