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New Mexico Lawmaker Blames Asbestos Exposure for Stage IV Lung Cancer - Asbestos.com

New Mexico Lawmaker Blames Asbestos Exposure for Stage IV Lung Cancer - Asbestos.com | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Asbestos.comNew Mexico Lawmaker Blames Asbestos Exposure for Stage IV Lung CancerAsbestos.comLujan, 76, has worked full-time, won an election and maintained a real sense of normalcy, and he said he believes his cancer is a result of asbestos...
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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

Temuka asbestos in water supply keeps plumbers busy | Asbestos | Scoop.it
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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Calls for baby formula recall after 'needle-like' nanoparticles found

Calls for baby formula recall after 'needle-like' nanoparticles found | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Food regulators in Australia and New Zealand are being urged to recall some brands of infant formula after they were found to contain potentially toxic nanoparticles.
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Mr Fluffy asbestos: Male residents at increased risk of contracting mesothelioma - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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3 customs bureaus suspected of asking dealers to cover up asbestos imports - The Mainichi

3 customs bureaus suspected of asking dealers to cover up asbestos imports - The Mainichi | Asbestos | Scoop.it
Customs bureaus in Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe allowed the import of asbestos into Japan between 2012 and 2016, with officials suspected of later asking importers to change their import declarations so they appear not to have included asbestos following Mainichi Shimbun inquiries, it has been learned.
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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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Oman bans import of asbestos products

Oman bans import of asbestos products | Asbestos | Scoop.it
A ban on the import of goods and products which contain asbestos has been announced by Ministerial Decision.
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Eternit enferma a Colombia

www.greenpeace.co/eternitenferma Con camillas, tubos de oxígeno y activistas caracterizados como enfermos denunciamos a la empresa Eternit, que expone a lo
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