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Ship-breaking hurts Bangladesh’s fragile coasts - SciDev.Net South Asia

Ship-breaking hurts Bangladesh’s fragile coasts - SciDev.Net South Asia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Bangladesh’s poorly regulated ship-breaking industry is bringing in steel but destroying its coastal ecology, says a study.
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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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List Chrysotile Asbestos in PIC List. Ban Asbestos NOW!

Release Date - 30 April, 2015 Victims and Activists urge the Indian Government to Ban all forms of asbestos and allow listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance at an upcoming UN meeti...
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Rise in lung cases feared in Asia as asbestos use grows

Rise in lung cases feared in Asia as asbestos use grows | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Study warns of a ‘tsunami’ of asbestos-related diseases in the region with the continuing use of the mineral.
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Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos - Be Korea-savvy

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos - Be Korea-savvy | Asbestos | Scoop.it
SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) is completely banning the use of asbestos in Korea, …
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Uproar over UN Asbestos Debacle

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Contrary to the claims of the asbestos industry and the Indian Government, over 500 cases of disease caused by exposure to white asbestos have been diagnosed from two factories in Mumbai. There have been hundreds more cases diagnosed around the country

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Government of India should withdraw flawed study on Chrysotile asbestos and stop blocking UN Convention

By Dr Abhijeet Jadhav* and Dr Philip J Landrigan** In 2004, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, commissioned the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), a prem...
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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
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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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One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows - UN News Centre

One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows - UN News Centre | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe today appealed urgently to all European countries to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, as a new United Nations report showed that one third of the 900 million people living in the region...
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Failure of International Organizations to Achieve a Global Ban of Asbestos

Failure of International Organizations to Achieve a Global Ban of Asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

An important book, calling for stronger health and safety protections for workers around the world, has b
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Activists urge 'clear stand' on asbestos with Russian PM

Activists urge 'clear stand' on asbestos with Russian PM | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The Prayut Chan-o-cha government should express a clear stance on banning chrysotile asbestos, activists say.
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National Green Tribunal asks MoEF to submit list of asbestos mines across country

National Green Tribunal asks MoEF to submit list of asbestos mines across country | Asbestos | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Environment Ministry (MoEF) and Indian Bureau of Mines to submit a complete list of asbestos mines in the entire country with their status. A...
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