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French Socialist bigwig Aubry hopes to dodge asbestos charges

French Socialist bigwig Aubry hopes to dodge asbestos charges | Asbestos | Scoop.it
FRANCE - Former French Socialist Party chief Martine Aubry is seeking to have manslaughter proceedings against her dropped. She is being investigated for allegedly failing to protect French workers...
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British asbestos expert says Fluffy is an international worst nightmare

British asbestos expert says Fluffy is an international worst nightmare | Asbestos | Scoop.it
After two decades researching, publishing and lobbying on the need for asbestos eradication, British historian and asbestos campaigner Laurie Kazan-Allen talks about Mr Fluffy.
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Workers' compensation awarded over asbestos-linked death of ex-postman - 毎日新聞

Workers' compensation awarded over asbestos-linked death of ex-postman - 毎日新聞 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
KOBE -- The family of a former postman who died of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in 2011 ...
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Study: Cosmetic talc products carry asbestos peril

Study: Cosmetic talc products carry asbestos peril | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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.
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बीमारी में मिलेगा मनरेगा का लाभ

बीमारी में मिलेगा मनरेगा का लाभ | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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Asbestos victims slam James Hardie move to pay in instalments - Sydney Morning Herald

Asbestos victims slam James Hardie move to pay in instalments - Sydney Morning Herald | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Asbestos victims slam James Hardie move to pay in instalments Sydney Morning Herald A prominent asbestos victims group has slammed James Hardie Industries as being "morally bankrupt" after the company's asbestos compensation...
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Flour main cause of occupational asthma: Study - The Times of India

Flour main cause of occupational asthma: Study - The Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
German researchers have identified flour as the main cause of occupational asthma, closely followed by cleaning products.
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James Hardie asbestos compensation scheme millions short after big dividends

James Hardie asbestos compensation scheme millions short after big dividends | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The asbestos compensation body funded by James Hardie may need to draw on its government loan facility to pay asbestos victims despite James Hardie showering its own investors with $US556 million in dividends in the past two years.
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The end of the Jeffrey asbestos mine in Quebec

The end of the Jeffrey asbestos mine in Quebec | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca
Dramatic developments regarding closure of the Jeffrey asbestos mine
In October 2012, the newly elected Pa
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Israel to Replace Asbestos Roofs Reachable by Gaza Missiles - Bloomberg

Israel to Replace Asbestos Roofs Reachable by Gaza Missiles - Bloomberg | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Israel to Replace Asbestos Roofs Reachable by Gaza Missiles Bloomberg Bloomberg BNA -- The release of asbestos fibers from hundreds of roofs shattered by missiles fired on southern Israel from Gaza has caused a spreading environmental hazard, state...
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Scientists Call for Global Ban! #Asbestos

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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.

See: Asbestos: use, bans and disease burden in Europe.
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/11/13-132118.pdf?ua=1

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Health minister apologizes to asbestos victims - News - NHK WORLD - English

Health minister apologizes to asbestos victims - News - NHK WORLD - English | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki has apologized to plaintiffs in asbestos-related lawsuits for failing to take steps to prevent them from suffering health problems due to exposure to the carcinogen.
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Best of iMig 2014 - Laurie Kazan-Allen Presents on The Global Asbestos Landscape - YouTube

In Cape Town, South Africa, at the 2014 iMig congress, Laurie Kazan-Allen presented that the battle with mesothelioma is being fought on two fronts: countrie...
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Asbestos Pushed in Asia as Product for the Poor

Asbestos Pushed in Asia as Product for the Poor | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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.
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Global asbestos export declined by 27% in 2013

Global asbestos export declined by 27% in 2013 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada

The bad news is that world asbestos production continues at around 2 million metric tons a year, having, in
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IARC fails to address ethical and scientific improprieties of its Russian asbestos project

IARC fails to address ethical and scientific improprieties of its Russian asbestos project | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

In March 2013 and again in November 2013, numerous scientists from around the world called on the Interna
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Chinese rail workers paid 3 dollars per hour in New Zealand to remove asbestos - Lucion Environmental

Chinese rail workers paid 3 dollars per hour in New Zealand to remove asbestos - Lucion Environmental | Asbestos | Scoop.it
As reported by New Zealand Herald online, Chinese workers have been paid around $3 NZ dollars per hour to remove asbestos contracted by Kiwi Rail. New Zealand’s Labour party have been swift to demand answers with both Trevor Mallard the Labour Hutt South MP and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) writing to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise. Although Continue Reading
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WHO European Environment and Health Ministerial Board - Health and Environment Alliance

Tackling air pollution, climate change and chemicals requires political action in the European Region according to members of the WHO European (...)
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