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Asbestos hazard in California hills

In its most critical response yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denounced as “seriously flawed” and deceptive a mining industry critique of the federal agency’s El Dorado Hills asbestos testing. The National Stone, Sand & Gravel...

Asbestos is still present in the workplace

In England, some 15 teachers a year are dying of asbestos related cancer. The UK Health and Safety Executive released figures stating that between 1991 and 2000 147 teachers died from the untreatable cancer mesothelioma. When it took into account education assistants,...

More foreign mesothelioma news

New drug to aid SA fight against asbestos-linked cancer In the late 1970s, South Africa was the world’s biggest asbestos-miner, but, more than three decades later, the country still suffered the legacy of these activities.Working with asbestos could lead to the...

India company to open asbestos plants

NEW DELHI: Hyderabad Industries Ltd, a GP-CK Birla Group firm, has started a new asbestos manufacturing plant in Satharia in Uttar Pradesh and has plans to open two more plants of 1.25 lakh tonnes per annum capacity. The plant has been constructed at a cost of Rs 30...

Thailand Permits Use of Cancer Causing Asbestos

HEALTH CONTROVERSY Asbestos can cause cancer but ‘it’s cheap’ Official sees ‘no reason’ for more expensive substitutes Known as a cause of lung cancer, asbestos has been banned in the European Union and other advanced nations such as...

Australian Controls of Asbestos

Asbestos in soil IN NSW WorkCover regulates asbestos. WorkCover’s system for controlling the industry is to issue improvement and prohibition notices which can, on the spot, close down work on a site. WorkCover doesn’t have to prosecute to close down site....

South african mesothelioma treatment

New drug to aid SA fight against asbestos-linked cancer In response to an urgent need to improve local treatment for anexcruciating form of asbestos-related cancer, international corpo-ration Lilly has recently released a drug that promises to ease its symptoms when...

England Enacts New Law to Aid Mesothelioma Victims

Ministers will amend Britains compensation laws after a recent House of Lords ruling prevented thousands of victims of an asbestos-related cancer receiving a full payout, it was announced today. A legal victory by the insurance industry last month made it harder for...

Asbestos Still Being Used in India

JAIPUR: Despite a ban by the government, asbestos might still be illegally mined in Rajasthan and India could be importing the toxic mineral on a large scale, a Canadian social activist suspects. Louie Palu, a journalist-turned-social activist working on mining issues...

Toxic blue asbestos found in lungs of 2 patients

Highly toxic blue asbestos has been found in the lungs of two patients suffering from mesothelioma–which is allegedly caused by the material–who lived near Kubota Corp.’s former Kanzaki plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. The plant, run by the...