ASBESTOS IN THE NEWS

 

Australian study examines possible link between asbestos, satellite dish installation

 Australia's federal government: Asbestos disturbed in more than 1,700 homes while satellite dishes were installed during the digital television rollout ... Continue Reading


Australian parents upset over 'trivial' asbestos dumping fine

 The head of a school parents' group in Australia has criticized the local city council after it levied a $1,500 fine against a builder who allegedly dumped asbestos in a park near a high school ... Continue Reading


Negligence exposing Queensland schools to asbestos

 QUEENSLAND students and teachers are continuing to be exposed to asbestos because of negligence and significant flaws in the way the potentially deadly fibre is managed ... Continue Reading

 


Council worker asked to cover up asbestos

A council worker claims he was asked to cover up dumped asbestos with green waste and garbage  ... Continue Reading


NIOSH HomeWorkplace Safety & Health Topics:  ASBESTOS

When handled, asbestos can separate into microscopic-size particles that remain in the air and are easily inhaled ... Continue Reading


Doctors brace for 40 years of asbestos illness

Do-it-yourself home renovators are regularly exposing themselves and their children to cancer-causing asbestos, a study of NSW residents... Continue Reading


Study Says New Test Could Pinpoint Mesothelioma Earlier, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

In a report detailed on Surviving Mesothelioma, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm say they have found a way to help clinicians accurately diagnose mesothelioma using ... Continue Reading

 


Department of Aboriginal Affairs reassuring parents there is no risk from asbestos removal

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs is moving to allay concerns asbestos removal in the Kimberley is risking children's health ... Continue Reading


Former power station worker wins asbestos disease payout

A court has ordered a former power station worker dying of mesothelioma be paid $327,000 in compensation for asbestos exposure ... Continue Reading