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Indonesian Asbestos-Related Disease Workshop

Jan 5, 2015: In December 2014, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Korean Environment Corporation (KECO) conducted a workshop entitled: “Seoul Initiative Indonesia Workshop: Improving Health Officers’ Competencies on Measuring...
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Critics slam asbestos ban delay - Bangkok Post

Critics slam asbestos ban delay - Bangkok Post | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Anti-asbestos groups have condemned a cabinet decision to delay banning asbestos.
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Que. government refuses to pay $2.7M cleanup costs

Que. government refuses to pay $2.7M cleanup costs | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Four years after a mudslide containing
asbestos residue tore through the town
of East Broughton, the provincial
government is refusing to pay $2.7
million in cleanup costs.
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The Vernon Jenkin's Charity Match at Nelson RFC raises a staggering £6,000

The Vernon Jenkin's Charity Match at Nelson RFC raises a staggering £6,000 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Vernon Jenkins Charity Match at Nelson RFC raised a staggering £6,000 for Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru
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Asbestos removal teams clear 120 sites on Rottnest Island of potentially hazardous material - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Asbestos removal teams clear 120 sites on Rottnest Island of potentially hazardous material - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Boxing Day tsunami: asbestos used in rebuilding effort funded by AusAid

Boxing Day tsunami: asbestos used in rebuilding effort funded by AusAid | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Schools, midwifery academy and more than 90 village halls were built with cancer-causing material despite contract explicitly banning its use
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Urban demolitions spread asbestos as precautions forsaken

Urban demolitions spread asbestos as precautions forsaken | Asbestos | Scoop.it
As buildings are demolished all over İstanbul in the scope of various urban transformation »»
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Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern

Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A Health Ministry expert urged Vietnam to limit consumer exposure to chrysotile, or white asbestos, but construction insiders prevailed by arguing the material is safe and cheap.
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Ban on asbestos use in Vietnam is urgent: workshop

Ban on asbestos use in Vietnam is urgent: workshop | Asbestos | Scoop.it
People living in rural and mountainous areas favor using asbestos-cement roofing sheets due to their low prices and high level of durability. (Photo: VNA)
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Billionaire with honorary Yale degree has conviction overturned in asbestos deaths case

Billionaire with honorary Yale degree has conviction overturned in asbestos deaths case | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A Swiss billionaire who holds a Yale honorary degree has had his conviction overturned in connection with the asbestos-related deaths of 2,000 people in northern Italy,
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Fincantieri asbestos convictions upheld - English

Fincantieri asbestos convictions upheld - English | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The supreme Cassation Court on Friday upheld the manslaughter convictions of three former executives
at publicly-held Fincantieri shipbuilders in the asbestos-related deaths of 37 workers. © ANSA
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Asbestos inertia will cost lives

Asbestos inertia will cost lives | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Banning asbestos should not be a controversial decision. The links between asbestos and cancer, particularly mesothelioma, have been clearly established and the World Health Organisation could not be clearer in its stance against its use. Large companies involved in its manufacture have paid substantial amounts of money in compensation to victims. So far, more than 50 countries have instituted a ban, even if some still permit highly specialised uses.
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Government U-turn on killer asbestos after firm took officials out for lunch

Government U-turn on killer asbestos after firm took officials out for lunch | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Civil servants agreed to a U-turn on problematic form of asbestos after the firm which manufactured it entertained three officials to lunch and flew one of them to England, declassified government files reveal.
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Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules | WashingtonExaminer.com

Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules | WashingtonExaminer.com | Asbestos | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana appeals court ruled that an asbestos claimant provided sufficient evidence that his five-day asbestos exposure could have been a substantial contributing factor to his asbestosis.


Judge Terri F. Love delivered the Dec. 10 opinion in Louisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals, reversing the trial court’s judgment. Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurred.


Love


“On appellate review, we find that because there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether [the claimant’s] exposure to asbestos at Goodrich was a substantial contributing factor to [his] development of asbestosis the trial court committed reversible error,” Love wrote.
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Construction Workers and Mesothelioma: Is Protection Really Possible? - Surviving Mesothelioma

Construction Workers and Mesothelioma: Is Protection Really Possible? - Surviving Mesothelioma | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A new Swedish study suggests that thousands of constructions workers may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma – even if they did not work in jobs traditionally
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Govt bans import, use of asbestos | News | :: The Kathmandu Post ::

Govt bans import, use of asbestos | News | :: The Kathmandu Post :: | Asbestos | Scoop.it
eKantipur.com is Nepal's no 1 breaking news website with full features of personalisation. We deliver thelatest updates on national and international issues including politics, sports,business and entertainment with photo, audio and video.
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Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking

Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Report by Indian research institute reveals poor enforcement of occupational health and safety provisions
 
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Asbestos cement pipe replacement program

Asbestos cement pipe replacement program | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Queensland Urban Utilities is replacing 13km of asbestos cement pipes as part of its ongoing water main renewal program, with the pipes being removed and replaced in 48 separate capital works projects in Brisbane and Ipswich over the next nine months.
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Data reveal asbestos is Canada’s top source of workplace death

Data reveal asbestos is Canada’s top source of workplace death | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Federal government continues to allow import of products containing the mineral such as pipes and brake pads
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Union Aid Abroad APHEDA: News: Asbestos Awareness Week - Breakthrough in Vietnam: 6 reasons why it’s big news - 26 November 2014

Union Aid Abroad APHEDA: News: Asbestos Awareness Week - Breakthrough in Vietnam: 6 reasons why it’s big news - 26 November 2014 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Labor pledges to remove asbestos from government schools

Labor pledges to remove asbestos from government schools | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Daniel Andrews promises to remove all asbestos from government school buildings if he is elected.
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Latest Global Asbestos Data

Nov 5, 2014: The latest figures for the global asbestos trade have been released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
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