Talc, the fine, powdery mineral used in thousands of consumer products by everyone from newborns to the elderly, can be a killer when it's contaminated with asbestos _ which some public health experts say happens far more often than miners and manufacturers acknowledge. In an explosive new study, scientists from three different laboratories worked for more than a year to track asbestos-contaminated talc from the mines to a popular body-powder product and then into the lung tissue of a woman who died of asbestos-caused mesothelioma after years of using the product.
सुनील दाहिया विकलांगों के बाद अब सिलिकोसिस, न्यूसोकोनिया व फेफड़े की अन्य बीमारियों से जूझ रहे ग्रामीणों को भी मनरेगा योजना का लाभ मिलेगा। इसके तहत उन्हें न सिर्फ 100 दिन का रोजगार दिया जाएगा, बल्कि सरकार की तमाम योजनाओं का लाभ भी दिया जाएगा। इसके साथ ही इन बीमारियों से ग्रसित मजदूरों का उपचार भी कराया जाएगा। 197558
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In a recently published paper, scientists analyse national asbestos data and conclude that the majority of the global asbestos-related disease burdens is carried by Europe as a result of heavy asbestos consumption during the 20th century. The authors raise concerns about future asbestos mortality in countries still using asbestos and warn that "attempts to reduce exposure without a concurrent reduction in overall use are insufficient to control risk; asbestos bans should be in place in all countries to eliminate asbestos-related disease." Summaries of this paper are available in five languages.
New Delhi — Outlawed in much of the developed world, asbestos is still going strong in the developing one. In India alone, the world's biggest asbestos importer, it's a $2 billion industry providing 300,000 jobs.