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Tokyo court orders state to pay ¥1 billion to compensate asbestos victims - The Japan Times

Tokyo court orders state to pay ¥1 billion to compensate asbestos victims - The Japan Times | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Japan TimesTokyo court orders state to pay ¥1 billion to compensate asbestos victimsThe Japan TimesThe Tokyo District Court ordered the central government Wednesday to pay ¥1.06 billion in redress on behalf of workers who contracted...
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Ship-breaking hurts Bangladesh’s fragile coasts - SciDev.Net South Asia

Ship-breaking hurts Bangladesh’s fragile coasts - SciDev.Net South Asia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Bangladesh’s poorly regulated ship-breaking industry is bringing in steel but destroying its coastal ecology, says a study.
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Tiles to replace asbestos - The New Age Online

Tiles to replace asbestos - The New Age Online | Asbestos | Scoop.it

Tiles to replace asbestos
The New Age Online
Provinces. Apr 9 2014 8:29AM. Tiles to replace asbestos. Tiles to replace asbestos.

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Killer dust | Mosaic

Killer dust | Mosaic | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Why is asbestos still killing people? Nic Fleming finds out in a twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades. (Why is asbestos still killing people?
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Govt needs to stop asbestos coming into NZ « LiveNews.co.nz

Govt needs to stop asbestos coming into NZ « LiveNews.co.nz | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New Zealand must stop importing goods that contain dangerous substances such as asbestos, Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said today. Kiwirail has suspended its fleet of 40 DL locomotives after asbestos ...
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Workers won't drive asbestos trains: union

Workers won't drive asbestos trains: union | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The rail workers union says it's appalling asbestos has been found on Chinese-made Kiwirail locomotives.
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Asbestos regulations in New Zealand woeful | Scoop News

Asbestos regulations in New Zealand woeful | Scoop News | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New Zealand needs to follow Australia’s lead and ban the importation of asbestos containing products, the rail union said today.
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Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life | Toronto Star

Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life | Toronto Star | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Dr. John Cho and Dr. Marc de Perrot have teamed up to pioneer a new technique that has more than doubled survival rates in mesothelioma patients.
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Domestically-made non-asbestos roofing pieces

Domestically-made non-asbestos roofing pieces | Asbestos | Scoop.it
(VEN) - Doctor of Science Do Quoc Quang and his co-workers at the Research Institute of Technology for Machinery under the Ministry of Industry and Trade have successfully researched and developed a non-asbestos roofing production line. This technology has created a new breakthrough to replace imported non-asbestos roofing pieces and most importantly, protect people's health…
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Residents warned vs. exposure to asbestos

Residents warned vs. exposure to asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Manila, Philippines - Quezon City residents have been warned anew on the dangers posed by over exposure to asbestos-tainted construction materials prominently used for housing projects in the ’50s ...
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Thailand Ministry Backs Immediate Ban

RT @ibasecretariat: Breakthrough with Thailand #asbestos ban http://t.co/9QsWoIO4JJ #BanAsbestosNOW #Cancer http://t.co/Dr1AjboFXD
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The Curse of Asbestos

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Victims launch an international offensive to revoke the titles and awards of billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of the Swiss Eternit Group. In Brazil, they are focusing on the Order of the Southern Cross, granted to him by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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Singapore Law Watch - New rules to make asbestos disposal safer

Effective from May 1, the measures will benefit both workers and public. THE removal of asbestos could be safer for workers and the public after the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and Ministry of Manpower ...
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"The new regulations are industry standard for firms that remove asbestos ethically, but spelling them out means that MOM is taking asbestos removal seriously," said Mr Lai Kok Wing, principal consultant of Purenviro, a company carrying out asbestos removal. "This would weed out unethical individuals who do a slipshod job and leave workers or the public exposed to asbestos."

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Leaked documents show how Walmart combats labor protests

Leaked documents show how Walmart combats labor protests | Asbestos | Scoop.it
In a leaked training document for Walmart managers, the company explains how to stop low-wage strikes before they happen.
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April, a time to learn more about Asbestos - Environment - April 2014 - Islands Business magazine

April, a time to learn more about Asbestos - Environment - April 2014 - Islands Business magazine | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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The Plymouth men who fought to save workers from asbestos at Devonport Dockyard

The Plymouth men who fought to save workers from asbestos at Devonport Dockyard | Asbestos | Scoop.it

e five years from 2008 to 2012, a total of 396 deaths linked to asbestos exposure were recorded in Devon and Cornwall.

Unsurprisingly, given the prevalence of asbestos in Devonport Dockyard, 120...

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The extremely unhealthy life of the Bangladesh tannery worker - ucanews.com

The extremely unhealthy life of the Bangladesh tannery worker  - ucanews.com | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The extremely unhealthy life of the Bangladesh tannery worker . Industry is riddled with health hazards child labor and unscrupulous bosses
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NZ TESTS CHINESE LOCOS FOR ASBESTOS ... - Railways Africa

NZ TESTS CHINESE LOCOS FOR ASBESTOS ... - Railways Africa | Asbestos | Scoop.it
KiwiRail, New Zealand's national railway, has withdrawn and is testing all its DL class locos supplied from China to ensure that staff are not exposed to asbestos risks. Recently, the presence of asbestos was discovered in a ...
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Asbestos found on China-made trains in NZ & Australia

Asbestos found on China-made trains in NZ & Australia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The New Zealand Herald reported today (2 Mar) that asbestos found on Chinese-made trains used by KiwiRail could cost workers' lives ('Asbestos on Chinese-made trains could cost workers lives'). NZ Herald reported that 40 of the NZ state-owned ...
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British Asbestos Newsletter

#Ibasecretariat RECOMMENDS: Who is responsible for keeping our children safe from #asbestos at school?
http://t.co/ZhbUuTtUW9 #Cancer
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Treatment hopes for asbestos-link cancer - Herald Scotland

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Treatment hopes for asbestos-link cancer
Herald Scotland
SCIENTISTS are to evaluate a potential new treatment for patients with an aggressive form of lung cancer which has been linked to asbestos exposure.
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Workers' health: Gujarat high court notice to 11 power units - The Times of India

Workers' health: Gujarat high court notice to 11 power units - The Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Gujarat high court has issued notices to 11 thermal and lignite-based power stations in the state seeking to know what measures had been taken by the units for the health of their employees.
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Banned across the world,asbestos continues to plague Pakistan

Banned across the world,asbestos continues to plague Pakistan | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Karachi Seven years ago, Fareed Ahmed died of tongue cancer at the age of 55. He was working as an engineer at a building and construction factory. Doctors said his death ...
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BWI: Ban Asbestos Campaign gets a boost in Pakistan

BWI: Ban Asbestos Campaign gets a boost in Pakistan | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Pakistan is the latest country where the Ban Asbestos Campaign is making inroads. More than 170 dignitaries, experts and members of the general public took part in the Ban Asbestos Conference held on 1st February 2014 ...
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Health defenders challenge scientific and ethical misconduct by editor of European Journal of Cancer Prevention

Health defenders challenge scientific and ethical misconduct by editor of European Journal of Cancer Prevention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

Over 130 scientists, health defenders and civil society organisations have sent a letter to the European
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OSHA cites Thompson Wrecking Co. over asbestos removal violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines of more than $63,000 for alleged violations related to asbestos removal during demolition of a Grovetown school.
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