Asbestos carcinogenesis has been linked to the release of cytokines and mutagenic reactive oxygen species (ROS) from inflammatory cells. Asbestos is cytotoxic to human mesothelial cells (HM), which appears counterintuitive for a carcinogen. We show that asbestos-induced HM cell death is a regulated form of necrosis that links to carcinogenesis.

Watch this video that shows the villager's opposing the Asbestos unit in Chainpur village of Muzaffarpur district. The residents are worried that asbestos used in plant may cause respiratory illnesses and cancer.

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This is a letter to MOEF mentioning serious flaws in the proceding of the public hearing of proposed asbestos fibre cement roofing sheet factory of M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing Ltd in Muzaffarpur on June 28, 2010.

This is a letter written by local villagers to MoEF regarding the public hearing of proposed Asbestos Fibre Cement Roofing Sheet factory of M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing Ltd. Proceeding was very biased and did not provide proper opportunity to the local representatives who had adverse opinion about the project.

The Sindh Environmental Protection Tribunal (SEPT) headed by its chairperson Ashraf Jahan and members Dr Abdul Karim Memon and Dr Sami-uz-Zaman on Friday constituted a commission to investigate the use of asbestos in factories and submit a report on its health affects.

This is a EIA report for proposed 300000 TPA fibre cement roofing sheets project of M/s Balmukund Cement & Roofing ltd. The report is submitted to Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF) for obtaining environmental clearance for the proposed project.

Inhaled asbestos fibers may contribute to three-fourths of malignant mesotheliomas diagnosed in men and almost 40% of cases diagnosed in women.

India's reliance on asbestos in buildings and its poor protection for workers exposed to the material could lead to an explosion in related malignant disease, warn experts.

Adverse health effects of asbestos have prompted many countries to ban its use, but use and importation continues in many low income and developing countries. Le et al. studied the relationship between national economic development and asbestos use among 135 countries that used asbestos at any time during 19202003. Worldwide asbestos use data were obtained from the U.S.

S.O. 3067(E), [01/12/2009] - Environmental Impact Assessement Notification-2009.

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