International health activists have stepped up pressure on Thailand and other Asian countries to ban the use of asbestos.

It's time to economically value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it, says mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch of the University of British Col

The 2012 World’s Worst Pollution Problems report sets out to quantify the human health impacts from major sources of hazardous pollution in low to middle-income countries. In particular the focus is on sites in the developing world where toxic pollution has occurred because of industrial activity.

There are many ways to harm your respiratory system such as smoking or breathing in asbestos. For urbanites living in cities across Europe, merely living and breathing in the city can be bad.

Canada dropped its longtime opposition on Friday to the international listing of asbestos as a hazardous material, a designation intended to curb the use abroad of the fire-resistant substance, whi

South Africa's leading gold miners are facing a potential lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers who claim they contracted silicosis, a lung disease, through the companies' negligence.

RK Transport is considering appealing over a £100,000 fine it was ordered to pay in a prosecution case brought about by the Environment Agency.

Letter to Navin Kumar, Chief Secretary, Govt of Bihar from Medha Patkar on Utkal Asbestos Limited [UAL] in Vaishali, Bihar.

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday held that the government of India should think of prohibiting the import, manufacture and use of asbestos to prevent health hazards. “Asbestos, including the fibre and its products, is banned in all developed countries as it is known to be hazardous to health and is one of the causes of lung cancer. So India should think of its prohibition,” the court said. The court also asked the Central Government and the Customs Commissioner to file a report in this regard.

Bangladesh - An overview of key environmental issues.

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