Years after the World Heath Organisation (WHO) recognised asbestos as one of the most significant occupational carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and declared the need to eliminate its use, the Ce

Years after the World Heath Organisation (WHO) recognised asbestos as one of the most significant occupational carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and declared the need to eliminate its use, the Ce

A civic group in Seoul on Wednesday protested the use of dirt containing asbestos in ballparks and high school sports grounds.

A $43 million settlement has been approved for more than a thousand asbestos victims who said state officials knew that dust from a mine was killing people but failed to intervene.

A highly toxic Chinese ship, detected with at least “79 deficiencies since 2010” at different ports, is now on its way to a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong for dismantling.

A new study says firefighters who toiled in the wreckage of the World Trade Center in 2001 were 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than those who were not there, the strongest evidence to dat

Exposure to erionite, an asbestos-like mineral, causes unprecedented rates of malignant mesothelioma (MM) mortality in some Turkish villages. Erionite deposits are present in at least 12 US states. We investigated whether increased urban development has led to erionite exposure in the United States and after preliminary exploration, focused our studies on Dunn County, North Dakota (ND). In Dunn County, ND, we discovered that over the past three decades, more than 300 miles of roads were surfaced with erionite-containing gravel.

Canada is stalling the listing of chrysotile asbestos (white asbestos) at the Conference of Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent, meeting in Geneva.

In a surprising turn of events, the Indian delegation agreed to the listing of chrysotile asbestos in the Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention which is the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) list.

India opposed the listing of chrysotile asbestos in the PIC list on day two of the Rotterdam Convention. India cited pieces of national evidence suggesting that the substance can be used safely. Sudan too cited the same reasons for opposing the listing of chrysotile asbestos also known as white asbestos.

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