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Kazan Law Wins $6.8 Million Verdict Against Ford Motor Company ...

Kazan Law Wins $6.8 Million Verdict Against Ford Motor Company ... | Asbestos | Scoop.it
On November 19, 2012, an Alameda County jury in Hayward, California returned a $6825000 verdict against Ford Motor Company for Kazan Law clients Patrick and Sharon Scott. Pat Scott, age 69, was a career auto ...
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Environmental Factor - August 2015: A scientist gives back — Rahman on women’s environmental health

Environmental Factor - August 2015: A scientist gives back — Rahman on women’s environmental health | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Gov’t eyes ban on asbestos

Gov’t eyes ban on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Cambodia may soon join other countries in banning the import and use of asbestos, which is known to have serious health consequences, officials said yesterday at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Labour and Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA), an...
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Union Aid Abroad APHEDA: News: Stopping the Asbestos Death Trade in Vietnam - 11 August 2015

Union Aid Abroad APHEDA: News: Stopping the Asbestos Death Trade in Vietnam - 11 August 2015 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Concordia University withdraws asbestos report while it carries out investigation

Concordia University withdraws asbestos report while it carries out investigation | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

Concordia University has removed from the university’s website a report entitled “Lessons from the Qu
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Concordia University asked to withdraw inaccurate, biased report supporting Quebec asbestos trade

Concordia University asked to withdraw inaccurate, biased report supporting Quebec asbestos trade | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

In a letter sent to the president of Concordia University in Montreal, scientists and health advocates ca
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Ottawa reverses stance on health risks of asbestos in 'landmark shift' - The Globe and Mail

Ottawa reverses stance on health risks of asbestos in 'landmark shift' - The Globe and Mail | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Health Canada adopts position held by most developed countries by saying that breathing in fibres ‘can cause cancer’
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'Who in their right mind would buy house near polluted land?

'Who in their right mind would buy house near polluted land? | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Decontamination will go ahead if a plan for 19 homes is approved by councillors on Monday
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Asbestos deadline will be met - housing authority

Asbestos deadline will be met - housing authority | Asbestos | Scoop.it
There is still hope that nearly 800,000 square metres of deadly asbestos roofing material that remains intact will have been cleared and disposed of by 2016, an official at Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has said.
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Thousands of Met police officers in asbestos 'risk' alert - BBC News

Thousands of Met police officers in asbestos 'risk' alert - BBC News | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Up to 30,000 police officers might have come into contact with asbestos at training facilities, the Metropolitan Police has said.
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Wittenoom Miners playing an asbestos shovelling competition - Daily Mail

Wittenoom Miners playing an asbestos shovelling competition - Daily Mail | Asbestos | Scoop.it
All of the men in the image but one have died from mesothelioma-an asbestos triggered cancer-after competing in a dangerous shovelling contest in the rural West Australian town.
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Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health warnings

Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health warnings | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos is a severe cancer-causing agent, causing about half of all deaths from occupational-related types of cancer. Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at their workplaces. To date, significant data gaps exist in the African Region in regard to the occupational exposure of asbestos and subsequent asbestos-related disease.
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Blocks of asbestos 'accidentally dumped at Stonehenge visitor centre' - Daily Mail

Blocks of asbestos 'accidentally dumped at Stonehenge visitor centre' - Daily Mail | Asbestos | Scoop.it
English Heritage has launched an investigation after it was claimed brick-sized lumps of asbestos were accidentally brought to Stonehenge, Wiltshire, as part of work on a new visitors centre.
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NGT asks 5 mineral-rich states to survey all asbestos mines - The Economic Times

NGT asks 5 mineral-rich states to survey all asbestos mines - The Economic Times | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The National Green Tribunal has asked five mineral-rich states to survey all the asbestos and associated mineral mines and file a report.
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Asbestos found in crayons, toy crime lab kits - CNN.com

Asbestos found in crayons, toy crime lab kits - CNN.com | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products, after it found traces in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.
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European Committees raise alarm on Europe’s silent epidemic: Asbestos-related deaths predicted to double those of road

European Committees raise alarm on Europe’s silent epidemic: Asbestos-related deaths predicted to double those of road | Asbestos | Scoop.it
On 24 June 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) heard alarming testimony from some of Europe’s top experts on asbestos. From social housing to Royal housing, no property and person is immune. One expert reported during the conference on soon to be published figures placing the [...]
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India asbestos industry thrives despite health warnings

India asbestos industry thrives despite health warnings | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Gripping his inhaler as he struggles to breathe, rake-thin Chinnapan Chinnakannu blames his years spent labouring in one of India's scores of asbestos cement factories for his debilitating illness.
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Artist reveals secrets of asbestos tribute

Artist reveals secrets of asbestos tribute | Asbestos | Scoop.it
JEPHSON Robb, the sculptor behind the International Asbestos Memorial being unveiled today as a tribute to thousands of people who have lost their lives, has revealed how he came up with the impressive perfect steel cube design.
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“The memorial stands about two metres high, there are five sections to it. It is designed so that when you move around it, it effectively visually opens and closes which represents a healthy pair of lungs which open and close as you breathe, and as we know asbestos predominately affects the lungs.”

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Terres Rouges thermal power plant: 500 tonnes of asbestos to remove

Terres Rouges thermal power plant: 500 tonnes of asbestos to remove | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Demolition workers will have to remove and dispose of 500 tonnes of asbestos at the old Terres Rouges thermal power plant in Esch-sur-Alzette.
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Asbestos industry celebrates sabotage of UN Convention

Asbestos industry celebrates sabotage of UN Convention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

At the close of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam  May 15, Russia and Kazakhstan – the wo
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