Posts Tagged ‘asbestos ban’

Sri Lanka, Russia wrangle over asbestos ban

29 Dec 2017 by under News
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Sri Lanka and Russia are currently wrangling over how new regulations will affect the two countries. After Sri Lanka issued a ban effecting imports from Russia, the country allegedly retaliated by banning tea imports from Sri Lanka. (more…)


Fiji holds first Asbestos Symposium

21 Dec 2017 by under News
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This week the South Pacific island nation of Fiji held its first Symposium thanks to an organized effort from its government to raise awareness about the carcinogen.    (more…)


Brazil’s highest court votes to ban asbestos

11 Dec 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Brazils highest court votes to ban asbestosBrazil has officially joined the list of countries to have banned due to its carcinogenic properties.   (more…)


Pacific islands vote to ban asbestos

28 Sep 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 Pacific islands vote to ban asbestosLast week the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) endorsed a proposal to ban in the Pacific —a boon to the anti- movement after the failure to list asbestos on the hazardous substances list at the Rotterdam Convention this year. (more…)


Iconic Melbourne trams contain asbestos flooring

7 Sep 2017 by under News
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Three of Melbourne, ’s iconic W-Class trams, which regularly carry tourists along routes around the city, have failed routine inspections due to -containing flooring. (more…)


Australian asbestos ban difficult due to Chinese imports

25 Aug 2017 by under News

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAL AAAAJGE2Mzk2MjQwLWMyNDMtNGMxYi1iN2FhLTFhNmYwOTAxNGE3NQ 100x100 Australian asbestos ban difficult due to Chinese imports is widely considered to be a group of six carcinogenic silicate minerals: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite. But what happens when countries do not agree on the list? Enforcement is more difficult. (more…)


Canada lowers airborne chrysotile asbestos exposure limit

13 Jul 2017 by under News

Flag of Canada.svg 1 100x100 Canada lowers airborne chrysotile asbestos exposure limitIn a December 2016 press release, the Canadian government announced its plans to oust from the country by 2018 in a “whole-of-government approach.” As part of its efforts to meet the quickly approaching deadline, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu announced Tuesday the enhancement of the Canada Labour Code by lowering the exposure limit of airborne chrysotile asbestos to “as close to zero as possible,” according to a press release. (more…)


Asbestos set to be ousted from Canada by 2018

29 Dec 2016 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 Asbestos set to be ousted from Canada by 2018The Canadian government has announced its plan to remove asbestos and asbestos-containing products from the country within the next year, according to a government press release.

In a “whole-of-government approach,” asbestos will be banned by 2018 after the introduction of new regulations eliminates its manufacture, use, import and export under the . The group of soon-to-be-banned silicate minerals is known to be a human carcinogen and closely related to the development of the fatal cancer. (more…)


Anti-asbestos organization sues over alleged corporate spy

9 Dec 2016 by under News

london 100x100 Anti asbestos organization sues over alleged corporate spyEspionage may not be what first comes to mind when discussing the backlash against the push worldwide to ban , but a lawsuit being heard in London has alleged just that. The (IBAS) has filed suit against several defendants it says were hired to uncover sensitive material about the Secretariat’s leading figures, plans and funding, according to The Guardian.

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Canada moves nearer to asbestos ban under pressure from labor union

22 Nov 2016 by under News

canada flag Canada moves nearer to asbestos ban under pressure from labor union is planning to join more than 50 countries that have already placed bans on , a heat-resistant silicate mineral linked to the development of mesothelioma, according to science, research and technology news service Phys.org.

A bill presented in the Canadian House of Commons Wednesday would completely ban the substance connected to mesothelioma, a rare cancer affecting the lining of the lungs and chest, the abdomen, and, rarely, the heart. The New Democrats, Canada’s largest union, presented the bill after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to ban asbestos five months ago. (more…)