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Fight against asbestos goes global

Fight against asbestos goes global | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Across South-East Asia, workers, their families and communities are being exposed to deadly asbestos without knowing it can kill. But, thanks to the support of Australian unions, the situation is changing.
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New Zealand Enacts National Asbestos Ban

New Zealand Enacts National Asbestos Ban | Asbestos | Scoop.it
New Zealand has decided to enact a national ban on all asbestos imports in an effort to reduce exposure to harmful products containing the toxic mineral.
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The Asbestos Hazard at Shipyards

A high incidence of asbestos-related disease has been recorded amongst military and civilian workforces at shipyards in England, Scotland, Italy, Japan, the U.S. and many other countries.1 In the 1898 annual report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops, clear warnings were given regarding the “abundant evidence” about the “evil effects of [asbestos] dust” by Lucy Deane, one of the country’s first female factory inspectors.
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Tripura to get asbestos via waterways of Bangladesh

Bangladesh based Anbis Development Ltd has been allowed by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to facilitate transportation of 1000 MT asbestos sheets from West Bengal to Agartala via waterways.Official sources here today confirmed that the Bangladesh based enterprise will carry the consignment from Haldia port of West Bengal to Ashuganj river port of Bangladesh and afterwards by road to Agartala at the cost of Rs 192 per metric ton
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Jaw-dropping 1942 educational film, “The Wonders of Asbestos” [video]

Jaw-dropping 1942 educational film, “The Wonders of Asbestos” [video] | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last half-century, you know that asbestos is super bad for you. But they didn’t know that in the 1940s, when this film was made.
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Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Asbestos removal from naval ships to cost taxpayer €500,000

Asbestos removal from naval ships to cost taxpayer €500,000 | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Final bill likely to rise as naval staff to be screened for exposure
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Labour groups call for asbestos ban as workers mourned

Labour groups call for asbestos ban as workers mourned | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, said he's renewing the call for the federal government to take action and bring in new asbestos policies.
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Asbestos banned in construction, renos at federal buildings

The federal department responsible for the buildings that house 265,000 government workers has banned the use of asbestos in all new construction and renovation projects — a new policy that came into effect April 1, CBC has learned.
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Metal workers exposed to asbestos undergo testing for lung diseases

Metal workers exposed to asbestos undergo testing for lung diseases | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Screening for asbestos-related issues is only one way a union trust looks out for construction workers and retirees.
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Parliamentary Asbestos Seminar 2016

Mar 23, 2016: An extraordinary meeting of MPs and invited guests took place on March 22, 2016 in the House of Commons under the auspices of the Parliamentary Asbestos Sub-Group.
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Asbestos: It’s (finally) time for Ottawa to shut the industry down

Asbestos: It’s (finally) time for Ottawa to shut the industry down | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Canadian government has slowly, and we mean really slowly, been coming to terms with the dangers posed by asbestos and its uses.
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Kathleen Ruff: How one single-minded activist helped turn the tide on asbestos

Kathleen Ruff: How one single-minded activist helped turn the tide on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff will receive a medal of honour in Quebec's National Assembly on Thursday for her work to stop Canada's asbestos trade.
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UK unions say time to get rid of asbestos

UK unions say time to get rid of asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
It is time to get rid of asbestos for good, the TUC has said. Britain’s biggest industrial killer, responsible for thousands of cancer deaths every year, “can still be found in around half a millio…
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Asbestos Around the World: An Interview with Dr. Arthur Frank

Asbestos Around the World: An Interview with Dr. Arthur Frank | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance interviewed Dr. Arthur Frank, Professor of Public Health and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health about his experiences with asbestos around the world.
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ADAO Interview with Sandra Neuenschwander: Ban Asbestos Activist Fights in Honor of Her Son, Michael

ADAO Interview with Sandra Neuenschwander: Ban Asbestos Activist Fights in Honor of Her Son, Michael | Asbestos | Scoop.it
ADAO is Proud to Support the 3rd Michael’s Mission to Strike Out Mesothelioma  Posted on April 13, 2016 This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sandra Neuenschwander, who for the past fou
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Dying Kiwis win asbestos payouts in Australia

Dying Kiwis win asbestos payouts in Australia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Aucklander Des Sayegh has won a confidential settlement in Australia after developing mesothelioma.
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New asbestos exacerbating Pacific problems

New asbestos exacerbating Pacific problems | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A new report on the use of asbestos in the Pacific has found that new forms of asbestos being imported into the region from Asia are exarcebating an already serious problem.
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$2.2b to replace NZ's asbestos pipes

$2.2b to replace NZ's asbestos pipes | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A $2.2 billion price tag has been put on the cost of replacing the country's asbestos water supply pipelines.
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Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Although last Canadian mine closed in 2011 and cancer dangers are widely accepted, use of the material is on the rise – and so are related deaths
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