Posts Tagged ‘asbestos contamination’

New bill proposes asbestos warning label on children’s makeup

9 Feb 2018 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette.svg  100x100 New bill proposes asbestos warning label on childrens makeupA U.S. representative has proposed legislation to ensure makeup marketed to children contains a warning that it may contain . (more…)


Claire’s claims makeup testing did not find asbestos

3 Jan 2018 by under News

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Claires claims makeup testing did not find asbestosJust days after allegations emerged of in the makeup sold by retailer Claire’s, the company has responded with information from independent testing of its own. (more…)


Makeup sold to kids by Claire’s reportedly contains asbestos

27 Dec 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Makeup sold to kids by Claires reportedly contains asbestosYet another children’s makeup product has been pulled from the shelves after was found as an ingredient. In July, Justice stores around the country pulled its Just Shine Shimmer Powder after asbestos was detected in the product, and most recently, just before Christmas, 17 makeup products sold at Claire’s stores across the country have similarly been removed from store shelves as a precaution. (more…)


Australian eco-development faces asbestos abatement legal challenges

27 Jul 2017 by under News
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An case is making its way to ’s Supreme Court, and while the dispute is being adjudicated, plans for a $2 billion eco-development are on hold. (more…)


St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare

20 Jul 2017 by under News

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare Homeowners in a St. Louis, , neighborhood took to their yards last week to clean up debris from four-alarm fire that engulfed a nearby historic mansion. The issue? The charred debris contained . (more…)


Tween makeup contains asbestos, study finds

17 Jul 2017 by under News

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 Tween makeup contains asbestos, study findsMakeup sold in a popular tween clothing and accessories store could contain cancer-causing materials, according to news outlet ABC11. (more…)


ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos products

8 Jul 2017 by under News

McRae Fire. Firefighters discussing strategy. Polaris Ranger ATV 100x100 ATVs recalled in Australia for asbestos productsWhen a product made in the United States, where is still legal, is found in products sold to other countries where has been banned, what happens? A recall is issued. now faces a recall on Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATV) after asbestos was found in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers. (more…)


Western Australia water pipeline pump station plagued by asbestos

13 Jun 2017 by under News
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For nearly three years, an area near Western ’s Goldfields Pipeline, one of the longest fresh water pipelines in the world, has been quarantined due to ongoing contamination, but the state’s Water Corporation recently announced the -contaminated area at one of the pipeline’s pump stations poses no threat to the public water supply. (more…)


Asbestos found at Oroville Dam site

20 Mar 2017 by under News

 

Oroville dam aerial1 100x100 Asbestos found at Oroville Dam site’s damaged Oroville Dam faces another hurdle in its repair after air-quality control tests revealed the presence of naturally occurring .

The California Department of Water Resources said Thursday that authorities found the asbestos in what it said were limited areas of the site, according to the Associated Press. Crews are currently working to remove what remains of the more than 1.7 million cubic-yards of debris that accumulated at the bottom of the spillway last month after a large part of it failed.

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Australian agency claims illegal asbestos imports pose national health risk

25 Jan 2017 by under News

AustralianCoatofArms 100x100 Australian agency claims illegal asbestos imports pose national health riskThe Australian Safety and Eradication Agency is continuing its quest to reduce the number of illegal asbestos-containing products being brought into the country. Earlier this week the agency filed another submission to the Australian Senate’s inquiry on the illegal importations after a Senate committee vote reopened submissions. (more…)