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Eternit Appeal Verdict 3rd june 2013

On monday 3rd june 2013 the Appeal Court of Turin, Italy, pronounced a historical verdict. Stephan Schmidheiny former owner of Eternit SA (one of the main as...
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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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ANDEVA - 14 May 2015. Rotterdam Convention 2015 : chrysotile asbestose will not be included in the list of dangerous products. A Pyrrhic victory for the Russian asbestos industry

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Handful of countries seek to block safety requirements in UN Convention

Handful of countries seek to block safety requirements in UN Convention | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

At the Rotterdam Convention conference taking place in Geneva today, country after country called for chr
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lka-open-letter-to-cop7-delegates-may-12-2015.pdf

May 12, 2015: The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat calls on delegates to the United Nations’ Rotterdam Convention (RC) to ignore spurious objections from vested interests and take action on chrysotile asbestos.
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Welcome to Geneva!

May 6, 2015: As asbestos lobbyists arrive in Switzerland this week, they will be met by posters circulating around the city center on buses and trams with stark public health warnings about the deadly asbestos hazard!
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India must sign Rotterdam convention, which seeks complete ban on the most hazardous chrysotile asbestos

India must sign Rotterdam convention, which seeks complete ban on the most hazardous chrysotile asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Joint statement issues by Mohit Gupta of the Occupational and Environmental Network of India, Pralhad Malvadkar of the Occupational Health and Safety Centre,  Anup Srivastava of the Building and Wo...
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NGOS SEEK BAN - Asbestos link to over 100 cancer cases detected

TheTimesOfIndia daily ePaper - Watch digital ePaper of India from around the world which is developed by Pressmart.
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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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Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Four countries have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions during a UN meeting in Geneva that concluded early Saturday, participants said. Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Zimbabwe opposed listing the mineral also known as white asbestos, which health experts say causes cancer, on the Rotterdam Convention list, according to groups attending the Geneva meeting. The 1998 Rotterdam Convention restricts trade in chemicals by obliging exporters to ensure that destination countries have been fully informed about the risks involved and have given an explicit green light for imports. "The failure to list chrysotile asbestos means millions of exposed workers will stay ignorant of its deadly dangers," said Brian Kohler, head of health, security and sustainable development for the IndustriALL Global Union.
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India blocks listing of Chrysotile Asbestos in Rotterdam Convention: Hides behind smokescreen of bogus science

India blocks listing of Chrysotile Asbestos in Rotterdam Convention: Hides behind smokescreen of bogus science | Asbestos | Scoop.it
India along with a handful of countries including Russia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Cuba once again blocked the listing of Chrysotile Asbestos in the Prior Informed Consent lis...
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Report from the Asbestos Frontline: Update from Geneva

May 13, 2015: Too often at meetings of international organizations, the bureaucratic process takes over and the human impact of decisions taken or not taken is ignored.
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Millions of lives at stake as India makes up its mind whether white asbestos is deadly

Millions of lives at stake as India makes up its mind whether white asbestos is deadly | Asbestos | Scoop.it
India has changed its stand once on whether to include the carcinogen in a global list of hazardous substances. What will it do this time?
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The Rotterdam Convention conference is all about Russia and Kazakhstan

The Rotterdam Convention conference is all about Russia and Kazakhstan | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

In 2013, almost a million tonnes of asbestos was exported by a tiny number of asbestos mining countries.
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Canada urged to lobby to have asbestos added to UN hazardous list

Canada urged to lobby to have asbestos added to UN hazardous list | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos should be banned inside Canada’s borders, according to commentary published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
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