World Asbestos Report News

Archives: November 2011

November 11, 2011 -- Canadian asbestos victim group provides support, information

A Canadian asbestos victims group recently met to provide members with information about asbestos-related diseases like malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

November 11, 2011 -- Australian legal reform would allow easier access to asbestos compensation

A legal reform in Australia could allow the relatives of asbestos disease victims to have an easier time gaining access to asbestos compensation.

November 10, 2011 -- Australian expert warns of danger of loosening asbestos regulations

An occupational health expert in Australia is warning that a proposal before parliament would put workers at risk of asbestos exposure.

November 10, 2011 -- Philippines labor group warns of asbestos-containing wire gauze

A labor group in the Philippines is urging the government to regulate the sale of certain asbestos-containing wire gauze.

November 10, 2011 -- UK WWII veteran dies of asbestos-related illness

A British World War II Navy veteran passed away from an asbestos-related illness caused by his occupational exposure to the naturally occurring substance.

November 10, 2011 -- Fire at asbestos-containing UK building under control

A derelict building in Wingerworth, UK, recently went up in flames, prompting concerns from officials because the structure's roof contained dangerous asbestos materials.

November 10, 2011 -- Former UK railway worker awarded asbestos compensation

A "substantial" amount of asbestos compensation was recently awarded to a former railway worker from Crewe, England, after he reportedly developed malignant mesothelioma due to being exposed to asbestos on the job.

November 9, 2011 -- Canadian daycare to move due to asbestos discovery

The discovery of asbestos in its current facility has led the Willowdale Child and Learning Centre in Guelph, Ontario, to re-locate, possibly as early as the end of this week, according to the Guelph Mercury.

November 9, 2011 -- UK carpenter cited for asbestos violations from renovation work

A carpenter was recently cited in the UK for allowing asbestos to become airborne during a kitchen renovation project.

November 9, 2011 -- Australian senator calls for TV renovation shows to warn of asbestos risks

An Australian lawmaker recently said that renovation shows on television are putting people at risk for asbestos exposure because they do not warn them of the danger of the naturally occurring substance.

November 9, 2011 -- Illegally dumped asbestos cleaned up in UK countryside

Cleanup efforts are underway in the UK to remove 20 metric tons of asbestos that was illegally dumped near a reservoir.

November 9, 2011 -- Iranian study re-establishes mesothelioma's low survival time

Researchers periodically conduct studies to determine whether the incidence, prognosis and clinical characteristic of mesothelioma are changing. Recently, a team of Iranian scientists did just that, comparing 40 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

November 9, 2011 -- UK organization releases shocking mesothelioma data

Even though the use of asbestos has been tightly restricted in the UK, new data released by the watchdog group Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that the incidence of mesothelioma is still on the rise among Britons.

November 8, 2011 -- Two truckloads of asbestos waste dumped in England

Two loads of highly toxic asbestos-containing waste were recently discovered dumped by a reservoir in the UK.

November 7, 2011 -- Factory fire in Australia leads to concerns over asbestos exposure

Authorities expressed asbestos concerns following a recent fire that broke out in a factory in Clayton South, Australia, reports Monash Weekly.

November 7, 2011 -- Prince William and wife's future home to undergo asbestos removal

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will not be able to move into their new residence for two years in part because of the need for asbestos removal.

November 7, 2011 -- Australian angered over illegal asbestos dumping near creek

An Australian is upset after a truckload of asbestos-containing waste was found dumped on the banks of a creek near his home.

November 4, 2011 -- UK warehouse fire prompts asbestos concerns

A fire that broke out in a warehouse in St. Helens, UK, has led to concerns that asbestos-containing materials may have been spread throughout the environment.

November 4, 2011 -- Scottish thieves expose themselves to asbestos

A group of thieves in Scotland unknowingly exposed themselves to asbestos while trying to dismantle a barn so they could sell it for scrap metal.

November 4, 2011 -- Asbestos delays Canadian hospital razing

A hospital in the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia won't be demolished until next year after asbestos concerns held up the razing.

November 4, 2011 -- Canadian lawmaker calls for asbestos export ban

A Canadian member of parliament has joined the chorus of advocates and health experts calling on the country to ban the exporting of asbestos.

November 3, 2011 -- Australian hospital demolition held up by asbestos discovery

The demolition of a former hospital building in Burnbury, Australia, has reportedly been delayed following the discovery of asbestos in the structure, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

November 3, 2011 -- Former London fireman exposed to asbestos

A former firefighter from London, England, died recently after he was reportedly exposed to asbestos during his career, reports the Lynn News.

November 3, 2011 -- Canadian daycare evacuated following asbestos find

The discovery of asbestos has forced the evacuation of a daycare in Guelph, Ontario, reports the Guelph Mercury.

November 3, 2011 -- Canadian city invites asbestos lobbyist to meet with victims, families

A city in Ontario, Canada, will invite a prominent lobbyist of the asbestos industry to visit the municipality to show him the devastation the naturally occurring fiber causes in an upcoming press conference.

November 3, 2011 -- Smoke from Australian factory fire spreads asbestos fears

A fire at a factory in an Australian city has prompted officials to warn residents to stay inside due to the potential threat of asbestos.

November 2, 2011 -- UK nurse exposed to asbestos in tunnels of hospitals

A former nurse from Waltham, UK, died recently in St. Andrew's Hospice in Grimsby from malignant mesothelioma, which she reportedly contracted through exposure to asbestos in the tunnels of the hospitals where she trained.

November 2, 2011 -- Zimbabwe to revitalize asbestos mine

Zimbabwe may soon get into the asbestos mining business as it mulls whether to make the investment to revive an old mine.

November 2, 2011 -- Group reconfirms relationship between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma

As if there were any doubt that asbestos exposure is the only proven cause of malignant mesothelioma, a team of German scientists recently analyzed a number of lung tissue samples from patients with the disease.

November 1, 2011 -- Canada's opposition introduces motion to ban asbestos

Canada's parliament recently got in a heated debate about asbestos, with the country's opposition parties calling for the ban of the use and export of the naturally occurring substance.