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October 18, 2011: A Bloody Anniversary

#Ibasecretariat: Ever wonder why there is no ban on #asbestos in the U.S?

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Asbestos: Out of sight but not out of mind in Asia

Asbestos: Out of sight but not out of mind in Asia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Discredited in the West, the asbestos industry is fighting back in the developing world.
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#AsbestosKills

It's hard to believe that asbestos, a known killer, is still being traded and used around the world. Only recently it was found in children's crayons i
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UK Firm Fined $972,000 in Asbestos Case -- Occupational Health & Safety

"It was clear there was an endemic failure to effectively manage the construction work on the site in a way which ensured that asbestos materials were not disturbed until removed under appropriate conditions," said HSE Inspector Melvyn Stancliffe. "Failing to prevent the breathing in of asbestos fibers on the site is reckless."
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Rotterdam Convention: No progress on democratic right to be protected from hazardous substances | RightOnCanada.ca

Rotterdam Convention: No progress on democratic right to be protected from hazardous substances | RightOnCanada.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Testimony of Siti Kristina for COP 8 – Convention Rotterdam | Local Initiative for OSH Network – Indonesia

Testimony of Siti Kristina for COP 8 – Convention Rotterdam | Local Initiative for OSH Network – Indonesia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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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New report highlights the impact of Australia’s asbestos legacy on remote Indigenous communities | Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, Australian Government

Report: Remote Australian communities - The asbestos legacy (PDF 3.26Mb) (DOCX 16.11Mb) A report into asbestos in remote Australia sets out ways that communities and government can work together to manage the identification and removal of deadly legacy asbestos in remote areas to eliminate the ongoing risks.
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Media Release: Global Asbestos Action Alliance on failure of Rotterdam Convention

Media Release: Global Asbestos Action Alliance on failure of Rotterdam Convention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Rotterdam Convention has failed miserably as chrysotile asbestos blocked again from listing, continuing to put millions of workers at risk.
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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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