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Pakistani Trade Union Workers Demand Asbestos Ban Members of the National Trade Union Federation of Pakistan attended an informational safety seminar this weekend and, as a result of the data they received, they are demanding that the use of asbestos be banned immediately. The Pakistani newspaper known as The Nation reported that the seminar entitled Read More

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Asbestos Talc Case

Paint Maker Gets $22 Million in Asbestos Talc Case The family of a California man who worked as a paint maker and tinter for Dexter-Midland Chemical Company in the Northern California town of Hayward has been awarded $22 million in a case that determined his mesothelioma-related death was due to his on-the-job exposure to asbestos-tainted Read More

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Asbestos in Make-up

Chain Says There is No Asbestos in Make-up A few weeks after being accused of selling make-up that included traces of asbestos, a spokesperson for Claire’s Stores – which specializes in accessories and is popular with the tween crowd – says lab tests the company funded proves that all the make-up they sell is asbestos-free. Read More

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Asbestos in NYC Playground

Parents Concerned about Asbestos in NYC Playground The people who live in the Seward Park Houses on Broome Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan are glad that the NY Housing Authority is taking the initiative to spruce up their building and make it safe and more attractive. But the fact that they’ve Read More

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Major Roadwork in Delaware

Asbestos Delays Major Roadwork in Delaware One never knows what one will find when tearing up old roadways. In the case of a major and highly-traveled artery in Delaware, asbestos was found. Now, it is the presence of this old asbestos that’s causing huge delays in reopening the highway prior to the Christmas holiday season. Read More

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Asbestos Consumption

Asbestos Consumption in Southeast Asia Still Very High For decades, workers in Indonesia thought nothing of tasks that involved handling asbestos. No one ever told them that asbestos was toxic and could make them sick or even kill them. Even today, when 60 nations throughout the world have banned asbestos in totality, Indonesia and a Read More

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Asbestos Prompts Parents to Threaten Removal

Asbestos Prompts Parents to Threaten Removal of Students It’s not “Happy Holidays” for a group of parents at a Baltimore City school who say they’re going to pull their students from the school in January if the district proceeds with a plan to replace an asbestos-laden roof while classes are in session. Parents of students Read More

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Russia Punishes Sri Lanka

Russia Punishes for Asbestos Ban The government of Sri Lanka has agreed to relax the ban on the use of asbestos-containing roofing materials imported from Russia after that country retaliated by saying they would no longer accept imports of teas from Sri Lanka. What it amounts to, critics say, is blackmail by the Russian Federation. Read More

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Company Exposes Public to Asbestos

Sioux Falls Company Exposes Public to Asbestos A company renovating a popular lounge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota took action that exposed both workers and the public to asbestos, an investigative report shows. According to an article in the Argus Leader, the company in question – Hultgren Construction – failed to file legally-required paperwork before Read More

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Illegal Asbestos Sales

Illegal Asbestos Sales Not Uncommon In Nepal, the use of asbestos has been banned since Christmas Eve 2014. Yet, authorities report, no government agency seems to be monitoring that ban and, as such, “the clandestine sale of asbestos is rife,” reports one of the country’s newspapers. “Public Health and Environment Promotion Centre has expressed worry Read More

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