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The Plymouth men who fought to save workers from asbestos at Devonport Dockyard

The Plymouth men who fought to save workers from asbestos at Devonport Dockyard | Asbestos | Scoop.it

e five years from 2008 to 2012, a total of 396 deaths linked to asbestos exposure were recorded in Devon and Cornwall.

Unsurprisingly, given the prevalence of asbestos in Devonport Dockyard, 120...

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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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Vic Govt Breakthrough On Asbestos Removal | AWU Victoria

Vic Govt Breakthrough On Asbestos Removal | AWU Victoria | Asbestos | Scoop.it
 The Australian Workers’ Union has welcomed the announcement of the new Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA) as a vital step towards ridding the community of the deadly fibres. AWU Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said the VAEA was an initiative o
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Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe

Vaccine for Asbestos-Related Cancer Looks Safe | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Information on many different cancers includes symptoms, cancer detection and prevention, and treatment options.
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Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million - English

Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million - English | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A labour court judge on Friday sentenced Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to pay 1.1 million euros in
damages to the three children of a retired electrical welder who died of asbestos-related
complications in 2006. © ANSA
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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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Asbestos: Ignominy, Corruption and Retribution

March 22, 2016: Global revelations over recent weeks have highlighted the deadly measures employed by vested interests to control national asbestos debates and forestall government regulations in order to maximize profits, despite knowledge about...
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New Study Supports Link Between Length of Occupational Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Risk, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Italian researchers say the longer a person was employed in an asbestos industry, the greater their chances of eventually developing mesothelioma.
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Lawmakers Want Change of Asbestos Water Pipes

Lawmakers Want Change of Asbestos Water Pipes | Asbestos | Scoop.it
By Bekai Njie & Aji Fatou Faal-Sonko       The National Environment Agency (NEA) Wednesday said they have the grit to work with relevant institutions in the proper and environmen…
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