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The case of a fatal asbestos cancer after decades of exposure to talc-based baby powder

20/04/2018

Toxic Talc and Mesothelioma. By Laurie Kazan-Allen. April 16, 2018. ibasecretariat.org. A historic breakthrough categorized by a leading plaintiffs’ expert as “breathtakingly fantastic” occurred in a US courtroom this month when a New Jersey jury handed down the first mesothelioma claimant’s verdict against Johnson & Johnson to Stephen Lanzo, a 46-year old investment banker, who contracted […]



Asbestos fibers cannot move through soil, implications for current remediation strategies

22/08/2016

New study challenges assumption of asbestos’ ability to move in soil. Scientist findings may have implications for current remediation strategies. sciencedaily.com. August 19, 2016. Summary: A new study challenges the long-held belief that asbestos fibers cannot move through soil. The findings have important implications for current remediation strategies aimed at capping asbestos-laden soils to prevent […]


Health Canada has strikingly revised its position on the health risks of asbestos exposure

22/08/2015

Ottawa reverses stand on health risks of asbestos in ‘landmark shift’. By Tavia Grant. theglobeandmail.com. July 07, 2015. Health Canada has strikingly revised its position on the health risks of asbestos exposure, bringing the federal government more in line with other developed countries. The recent changes to the department’s website are significant, with the page […]


Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the US

10/07/2015

Asbestos Found in Kids’ Crayons, Toy Kits: Report. By Alan Mozes. consumer.healthday.com. July 08, 2015. Health experts, big retailer say they’re concerned about findings on products from China.Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. The fibers […]


The asbestos industry in Brazil and the human cost

29/11/2014

Italian supreme court’s asbestos ruling could have major implications for Brazil. theguardian.com. November 1º, 2014, Court’s cancellation of Swiss asbestos polluter’s jail sentence dismays activists in Brazil, where substance is widely used. The Italian supreme court ruling on a case brought against Eternit, a Swiss-based building firm, could have major implications for the continued use […]


IARC monographs; Arsenic, Metals, Fibres and Dusts

12/11/2014

IARC MONOGRAPHS ON THE EVALUATION OF CARCINOGENIC RISKS TO HUMANS. Volume 100C (2012)Arsenic, Metals, Fibres and DustsView full volume in pdfView Lancet Oncology summary as html or pdfOrder this volume from WHO Press FRONT AND BACK MATTER  Cover  Contents and Note to the Reader  List of Participants  Preamble  General Remarks  List of Abbreviations  Cumulative Cross Index to IARC MonographsTHE MONOGRAPHSArsenic and Arsenic CompoundsBeryllium and […]


Byzantine monks used asbestos in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings

22/06/2014

Byzantine monks used asbestos in wall paintings centuries before Industrial Revolution. By April Holloway. ancient-origins.net. April 01, 2014. Researchers have discovered that Byzantine monks used asbestos in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings centuries before the fibrous material began to be used in the construction industry.  The material, which is now known to cause serious […]



The life years lost to asbestos-related diseases continue to reach staggering proportions

07/09/2013

Global Burden of Asbestos Still Growing with Life Years Lost to Mesothelioma. By Tim Povtak. asbestos.com. September 6, 2013. Despite growing awareness, steady advances in medical treatment and increased regulation, the life years lost to asbestos-related diseases around the world continue to reach staggering proportions.And it could get worse.Between 1994 and 2010, more than 2.1 […]


ADAO’s Asbestos: ‘See for Yourself’

10/05/2012

ADAO’s Asbestos: “See for Yourself” Photographic Educational Campaign. by Linda Reinstein on Apr 26, 2012. Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. "United for Asbestos Disease Awareness, Education, Advocacy, and Community Support".1525 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 318 • Redondo Beach • California • 90278 • (310) 251-7477www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org


ADAO’s Asbestos: ‘See for Yourself’

10/05/2012

ADAO’s Asbestos: “See for Yourself” Photographic Educational Campaign. by Linda Reinstein on Apr 26, 2012. Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. "United for Asbestos Disease Awareness, Education, Advocacy, and Community Support".1525 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 318 • Redondo Beach • California • 90278 • (310) 251-7477www.AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org


Processo Eternit sentenza, in English

15/02/2012

The Italian criminal court in Turin declared the two asbestos defendants GUILTY and condemned them to 16 years in jail! You can hear the full English version of the sentence read out (it took nearly 3 hours) online at: http://www.livestream.com/greenbox_/video?clipId=pla_0c7ba848-010d-4338-9afe-e6f75fa45c5dThe verdict was a sensation and everyone in the court was very relieved and pleased, the exception […]


Processo Eternit sentenza, in English

15/02/2012

The Italian criminal court in Turin declared the two asbestos defendants GUILTY and condemned them to 16 years in jail! You can hear the full English version of the sentence read out (it took nearly 3 hours) online at: http://www.livestream.com/greenbox_/video?clipId=pla_0c7ba848-010d-4338-9afe-e6f75fa45c5dThe verdict was a sensation and everyone in the court was very relieved and pleased, the exception […]


Asbestos: a Dark Day for Brazil

03/10/2011

Brazil’s Supreme Court denies São Paulo State the constitutional right to protect its citizens from asbestos. by Laurie Kazan-AllenA decision on September 28, 2011 by the Brazilian Supreme Court confirms that the country is open for business…. at any cost. By a decision of 6 to 3, the Judges trounced the right of São Paulo […]


Asbestos: a Dark Day for Brazil

03/10/2011

Brazil’s Supreme Court denies São Paulo State the constitutional right to protect its citizens from asbestos. by Laurie Kazan-AllenA decision on September 28, 2011 by the Brazilian Supreme Court confirms that the country is open for business…. at any cost. By a decision of 6 to 3, the Judges trounced the right of São Paulo […]


EPA’s criminal enforcement program and a sentence for a Asbestos Abatement Contractor

26/09/2011

Rochester, NY Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and Making False Statements. epa.gov.  September 22, 2011. After a two day hearing in federal court in Rochester, U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, of Rochester, N.Y., to six years in prison late yesterday for knowingly […]


EPA’s criminal enforcement program and a sentence for a Asbestos Abatement Contractor

26/09/2011

Rochester, NY Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and Making False Statements. epa.gov.  September 22, 2011. After a two day hearing in federal court in Rochester, U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, of Rochester, N.Y., to six years in prison late yesterday for knowingly […]


Asbestos and Related Mineral Fibers: State of the Science and Mode of Action

02/05/2011

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews Volume 14 Issue 1 – Special Issue about  Asbestos. This new issue contains the following articles: Multiple Modes of Action of Asbestos and Related Mineral Fibers .Maureen R. Gwinn .Pages 1 – 2 Full Text PDF | Full Text HTML | Abstract Applying Definitions of […]


Asbestos postmarK

07/10/2010

Post Office Philatelic area of Argentina and Ministry of Health developed a postmark which persue a raising aware on the issue.In fulfillment of the first stage of the project undertaken in conjunction with the Post Office Philatelic area of Argentina,  attached is a scan of the postmark that was just issued in commemoration of National […]




Mesothelioma: do you know this disease?

18/10/2009

Struggle in Brazil against attempts coming from the asbestos industry to withdraw the law that banned asbestos in the State of São Paulo.Fernanda Giannassi sends us this new on the oncaming campaign to raise awareness on asbestos related deseases. "It will be also a day of protest against the attempt coming from  the asbestos-cement industry […]


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