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Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteer - CBC.ca

Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteer - CBC.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos opponent targets Montreal merchant, volunteerCBC.caAnti-asbestos activists are pressuring a pair of health institutions to cut ties with a Montreal-based asbestos exporter.
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Judge rules civil disobedience a ‘necessity’ to prevent climate change – ThinkProgress

A Massachusetts judge found that 13 pipeline protesters "not responsible by reason of necessity" because the action was taken to avoid serious climate damage.
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High court orders gov't to compensate asbestos victims

High court orders gov't to compensate asbestos victims | Asbestos | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese high court on Wednesday ordered the state to pay total compensation of 2.28 billion yen ($21 million) in connection with c
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Claims that asbestos is not hazardous to health is wrong, say researchers

Claims that asbestos is not hazardous to health is wrong, say researchers | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Workers, activists demand ban on use of asbestos

Workers, activists demand ban on use of asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
KARACHI: Workers and activists have called for a ban on a substance called chrysotile asbestosis, which was
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Government takes another step to ban asbestos with new, proposed rules

Government takes another step to ban asbestos with new, proposed rules | Asbestos | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — The federal government has laid out a tough set of proposed new regulations to prohibit the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products that contain it, as well as the manufacture . . .
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Govt unlikely to slow down on labour reforms in 2018

New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) General elections being just over one year away notwithstanding, the government is not looking at slowing down on labour reforms in 2018 and is likely to get at least two codes on wages as well as industrial relations passed by Parliament. - Govt unlikely to slow down on labour reforms in 2018
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Indonesia's asbestos 'time bomb'

Indonesia's asbestos 'time bomb' | Asbestos | Scoop.it
The symptoms were mild and seemingly innocuous at first: mostly coughing and fatigue. But it wasn't long before Sriyono got a grim diagnosis -- h
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Widowed by Silicosis, Women of Odisha Await Justice

Widowed by Silicosis, Women of Odisha Await Justice | Asbestos | Scoop.it
In a village in Odisha, men working in a nearby mining factory died in a span of two years, leaving more than 50 widows struggling to eke out a living and fight for their rights alone.
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Canada will prohibit the import of asbestos products from Ukraine | RightOnCanada.ca

Canada will prohibit the import of asbestos products from Ukraine | RightOnCanada.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Global Asbestos Mortality Data

Global Asbestos Mortality Data     In mid-September, 2017, a 77-page article entitled: Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of...
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No more asbestos in HC: Acting Chief Justice - Times of India

No more asbestos in HC: Acting Chief Justice - Times of India | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos sheets have finally been banned from the Calcutta HC. Disposing of a PIL, the bench of acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty directed
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IJERPH | Free Full-Text | Trends and the Economic Effect of Asbestos Bans and Decline in Asbestos Consumption and Production Worldwide

IJERPH | Free Full-Text | Trends and the Economic Effect of Asbestos Bans and Decline in Asbestos Consumption and Production Worldwide | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Although some countries have reduced asbestos consumption and instituted bans, other countries continue to produce and consume asbestos even as asbestos-related deaths mount and the associated societal costs are high. Asbestos production and consumption has declined globally; the number of bans has increased; and the speed at which countries have tapered off consumption has increased. Using country-level data, we study the economic impact of historical changes in the production and use of asbestos. We compare changes in gross domestic product (GDP) following the enactment of asbestos bans. We do not find any significant effect on GDP following an asbestos ban. In a regional case study, we compare changes in GDP and employment with changes in asbestos production. Regional-level data revealed a temporary employment decline at the local level that was then reversed.
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Will the Canadian and Quebec governments continue to betray the people of Quebec on asbestos? | RightOnCanada.ca

Will the Canadian and Quebec governments continue to betray the people of Quebec on asbestos? | RightOnCanada.ca | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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New online tool measures stress levels in a workplace ​ | Canadian Occupational Safety

New online tool measures stress levels in a workplace  ​ | Canadian Occupational Safety | Asbestos | Scoop.it
10 per cent of workers rated their work climate as poor, toxic
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Global annual death toll due to asbestos‐related diseases ‐ latest estimates

Global annual death toll due to asbestos‐related diseases ‐ latest estimates | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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Court Case Highlights Dangers of Asbestos in Indonesia

Court Case Highlights Dangers of Asbestos in Indonesia | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is incredibly useful, but it also causes lung cancer after long-term exposure. Fifty-five countries around the world have banned the use of asbestos, but not the United States, China, Russia or India. Indonesia has not banned asbestos either, but a recent court case suggests that its days there may be numbered. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
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Temuka asbestos in water supply keeps plumbers busy

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Temuka's asbestos-affected water supply scare has been keeping the town's plumbers busy.
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Damages awarded to workers exposed to asbestos at building sites

A high court ordered the state and four building material makers Friday to pay 370 million yen in damages to 62 former construction workers and their bereaved families for illnesses the workers developed due to exposure to asbestos at work sites, in a turnaround from the initial ruling. The Tokyo…
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Pacific island countries vote to ban asbestos

Pacific island countries vote to ban asbestos | Asbestos | Scoop.it
History was made in Apia last week with the endorsement of initiatives to ban or restrict the importation, re-use and re-sale of products and wastes containing asbestos in Pacific island countries.
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Vietnam Labor Supports Ban!

Jul 25, 2017: In a press release dated July 21, 2017, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour declared support for prohibitions on the use of asbestos by 2020. This position was adopted in the wake of a Hanoi meeting which provided the opportunity for Australian, Canadian, Japanese and Vietnamese experts to discuss the multi-faceted hazards posed by the continuing use of asbestos in Vietnam with national stakeholders, including representatives of the asbestos-cement roofing industry. ...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Asbestos - the cancer-causing killer which will take the lives of hundreds of former shipyard workers | The Mail

ASBESTOS was once called the magic material - now its name can strike fear in anyone who worked in the shipyard before its use was banned in 1999. AMY FENTON met the man who single-handedly campaigns for people living in the town which has England's highest asbestos-related mortality rate - Barrow
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