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Furiya Sugio from Asia Ban Asbestos Network speaks at CFMEU Constr Conf on global movement for asbestos ban http://t.co/9FQGYy9eN4
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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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Asbestos mining: National Green Tribunal raps MoEF for vague response - The Economic Times

A bench, headed by Justice Kumar, made the observation after going through an affidavit filed by the MoEF and fixed the matter for further consideration on Dec 23.
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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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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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Japanese docs trying to stop all asbestos use in Asia

Japanese docs trying to stop all asbestos use in Asia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Japanese doctors are stepping up efforts to help Asia's developing economies stop using asbestos, sharing knowledge bitterly learned in Japan about the ser
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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
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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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