Family's appeal for information after asbestos tragedy

Family of a borough woman who died after developing asbestos-related mesothelioma are urging her former workmates to come forward with information …


View from the top

An aerial picture taken through the window of an aircraft by O’Driscoll Aviation shows fires burning in the seaside town of Tathra. Residents got …

Town built on asbestos may find new life in by-product of deadly mineral

There's no running away from the past in Asbestos, Quebec.<p>Its most prominent landmark is a crater more than a mile wide -- and deep enough to hold …

Tim Hortons

Asbestos fears prevent Tathra locals from returning to homes

Residents of the NSW south coast town of Tathra will only be able to take a bus tour through the fire-ravaged community due to the risk of exposure …

Tathra bushfire: RFS rejected help from Fire and Rescue saying it would have been 'dangerous'

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has defended its decision to reject help from Fire and Rescue NSW, who offered to send their urban firefighting …


Rise in mechanics’ asbestos claims

Law firm Slater and Gordon said there had been a distinct spike in the number of the car repairers who were exposed to asbestos decades ago.<p>Senior …

Automotive Industry

Abandoned Ainslie property cleared of asbestos without notice

Ainslie locals have been left in the dark about works to clear an abandoned property of asbestos.<p>The property, which sits behind the Ainslie shops on …

Fairfax Media

Pile of waste containing asbestos dumped on country lane

Fly-tippers who dumped waste containing asbestos have been branded a “disgrace”.<p>North Wales Police ’s Rural Crime Unit have launched an investigation …

News (Wales)

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Zimbabwe: Parliament to Summon Shabanie Mine Patrons

Former Shabanie Mashava Mine employees who are still occupying company houses in Zvishavane are living in squalid conditions and forced to collect …


A new report says some Claire's products contain asbestos — but the store is denying those claims

A new report from PIRG Consumer Watchdog and STAT Analysis Corporation claims to have found that three products sold by Claire's in the US allegedly contain asbestos. The makeup products in question are the mini contour palette, shadow and highlight finishing kit, and compact powder.<p>"US PIRG …

Rhode Island

Engineers find more asbestos in 24 Sussex than previously reported

Internal budget for renos has more than doubled since 2008 OAG report, to $26 million<p>The prime minister's official residence has more asbestos in it …


KiwiRail worker exposed to train part known to contain asbestos

KiwiRail is reviewing its protective measures after a Hutt Valley workshop employee was exposed to asbestos.

Home Improvement

Government rejects bid for help from family that found Fluffy bricks on cleared block

Planning minister Mick Gentleman has knocked back a request for compensation from the family.

Australian News

KiwiRail worker exposed to asbestos

A KiwiRail employee has been exposed to asbestos after working on part of a train that wasn't correctly labelled to alert staff of the mineral's …


A family are trying to find out how and why their grandfather died from asbestos-related lung cancer

The family of a man who died of asbestos-related lung cancer are looking for help to find out where and when their father was exposed to the deadly …


Claire's will reportedly file for bankruptcy; new test finds asbestos in makeup

Claire's Stores, the fashion accessories chain and staple of many malls, is reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy.

Warragamba viewing platform reopens

THE scenic 18th Street viewing platform at Warragamba Dam has been reopened after 13 tonnes of material containing asbestos was removed from the site.<p>…

Health and Safety

Asbestos in schools: "thousands at risk"

OVAM has drawn up an asbestos inventory for 300 Flemish schools. Asbestos has been used for a range of purposes in Flemish schools. Asbestos has been …


Aging Saint John High needs regular monitoring for dangerous asbestos, official says

A 2016 asbestos assessment for Saint John High School found many rooms with traces of the mineral<p>Saint John High School will have to step up efforts …


Brexit: US trade deal could raise prospect of bringing asbestos products to UK, MP claims

A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could raise the threat of products containing deadly asbestos entering the UK, ministers have been …

United Kingdom

Millville mayor envisions park to replace school

As the Millville school is gradually pulled apart piece by piece, Millville Mayor Bev Forbes says council will have to decide the future of the …

All rise up!

I find when the chips fall down, it’s only time to choose another path…this new path is NOT a detour, but another pathway to get to the objective of …

City to complete demolition of home with asbestos warnings

The City of Saskatoon plans to complete the demolition of a house in the Mayfair neighbourhood next week. City staff say asbestos on the site poses …


Missouri measure aims to limit amount of money people exposed to asbestos could be awarded

Critics of the legislation, which passed through the House Thursday, say it only benefits corporations.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The health hazards of fiber intake

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are used in a variety of commercial applications, from automotive parts to computers. Increased human exposure to these …


Mesothelioma: Why asbestos is so dangerous

Long, pointed asbestos fibers induce chronic inflammation, which can lead to cancer. Researchers have found underlying mechanisms for this and hope …


Waste believed to contain asbestos dumped in Sydney’s south-west

Authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of waste believed to contain asbestos in Sydney’s south-west overnight.<p>A white tipper truck was …


Speedy shift of asbestos-case judge sparks toxic reaction

The Manhattan judge overseeing asbestos cases will be reassigned as soon as next week after just six months on the job.

New York City

Montana judge: Insurer liable in $43M Libby asbestos settlement

CLOSE<p>The disease can take anywhere from 10 to 50 years to develop after exposure to asbestos fibers.<p>BILLINGS (AP)—A Montana judge says a …