Compliance report of National Green Tribunal order of January 07, 2020 by the state government of Jharkhand. The issue for consideration was the steps for restitution of the area which was earlier under the RORO asbestos mines, Chaibasa, West Singhbhum district. Lease for such mines was given in favour of Hyderabad Asbestos Cement Product Limited (HACPL). The mines stopped working in the year 1983. However, safety measures for restitution of the mines to mitigate adverse environmental and health impact in the area were not taken.

In Poland, the use of asbestos was banned in 1997 and asbestos plants have been closed since then. Despite their closure, cases of asbestos-related occupational diseases among former asbestos workers are still being recorded in the Central Register of Occupational Diseases. Between 2001 and 2014, there were 2726 asbestos-related illnesses, classified and reported as diseases associated with occupational exposure to asbestos. In 2000, Poland introduced a programme called Amiantus, targeted at former asbestos-processing plant workers.

Chrysotile asbestos accounts for more than 90% of the asbestos used worldwide and exposure is associated with asbestosis (asbestos-related fibrosis) and other malignancies, but the molecular mechanisms involved are not fully understood. A common pathogenic mechanism for these malignancies is represented by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), through which epithelial cells undergo a morphological transformation to take on a mesenchymal phenotype.

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Ahmedabad: 30 members of Rajasthan State Mine Labour Union came to stage a protest at the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) in the city on Tuesday.

Jaipur: On the sixth day of a dharna being staged by group of alleged asbestosis victims at the Jhadole block of Udaipur, instead of being given a patient ear, the subdivisional magistrate

JAIPUR: Having failed to open any door for themselves, a group of alleged asbestosis victims from Jhadole in Udaipur are preparing to go on a hunger strike in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's (SDM) office from Wednesday.

The victims are demanding that the medical test done on them by the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad, last year be made available to them.

Mine Labour Protection Campaign (MLPC) has been striving to protect the rights of the mineworkers for years now and asbestosis could not have slipped from their agenda. To reach to the root of problem, MPLC had to deal with an array of issues.

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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.

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