World Asbestos Report News

Archives: May 2010

May 28, 2010 -- Australian fire causes asbestos warning

A fire in Australia has spurred authorities to issue an urgent health warning about the potential release of asbestos.

May 28, 2010 -- Mesothelioma victim wins payout

An Englishman who is fighting mesothelioma has won a four-figure payout from his former employer, after a court ruled that it was the asbestos exposure he experienced while working that led to his development of the rare and deadly cancer.

May 26, 2010 -- Tasmanian asbestos study finds more participants

The island of Tasmania, off the southeastern coast of Australia, has had to deal with the ramifications of the area's extensive ties to asbestos production. From asbestos abatement in old buildings to extensive health checks for current and former industrial workers, Tasmania is working hard to fix the damage caused by the deadly mineral.

May 26, 2010 -- Scottish pool revamp delayed by asbestos

The construction of a public pool in Scotland has been delayed after workers discovered a large amount of asbestos at the facility.

May 25, 2010 -- English widow works to help asbestos victims and their families

An English widow whose husband died of mesothelioma is fighting to cut down on the restrictions currently faced by the families of asbestos victims when attempting to collect compensation for their losses.

May 24, 2010 -- Tasmanian government about to take control of asbestos hospital

An asbestos-ravaged hospital in Tasmania may come back under state control.

May 21, 2010 -- Malaysian government housing has asbestos problems

Asbestos has been found in properties that were built by the Malaysian government's Housing Assistance Program.

May 21, 2010 -- Years of asbestos exposure kill Englishman

Thomas Campbell, a 73-year-old resident of Stroud, England, worked at Fibrecrete, which made asbestos sheets and blocks during Campbell's time there, reports the Stroud News and Journal. The air in the factory was always full of dust, mostly from asbestos.

May 13, 2010 -- Government should buy asbestos-riddled hospital, says Tasmanian lawmaker

A derelict maternity hospital in Tasmania is full of asbestos and some believe that the government should buy the building in the interest of public safety.