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Asbestos: mining exposure, health effects and policy ...

2007-7-1 · Adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos remain a serious concern to miners, mining communities and residents of buildings that contain asbestos. Miners and mining communities are at the greatest risk from asbestos related diseases, but are better prepared to limit their exposure to asbestos than homeowners who are unknowingly breathing in asbestos.

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The Asbestos Ban in Korea from a Grassroots Perspective ...

2018-1-25 · contaminated with the remaining asbestos waste from previous mining activities [2]. Manufacturing of construction materials, friction products, textiles, and gaskets were the main industries of raw asbestos use, and with the growth of automobile and other heavy industries, the demand for asbestos products increased up to the early 1990s.

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A perspective multidisciplinary geological approach …

Asbestos-bearing rock sequences constitute a remarkable natural hazard that poses important threat to human health and may be at the origin of diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer). Presently, asbestos is classified as Category 1 carcinogen by world health authorities. Although regulatory agencies in many countries prohibit or restrict the use of asbestos, and discipline ...

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Asbestos | Environmental Humanities | Duke …

2019-5-1 · Introduction. Airborne asbestos is a toxic atmospheric threat that is imperceptible to the naked eye and to optical microscopes. It is the combination of the perceptual elusiveness of asbestos with its ability to enter and alter bodies that makes it particularly apt for a study of our—often violent—continuity with our environments. 1 In Bodily Natures, Stacy Alaimo argues that "potent ...

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Asbestos risks: a 2021 perspective | Weightmans

2021-4-29 · Asbestos, which is naturally occurring and is obtained by mining, was imported for many years from South Africa, Canada and Russia and used in the UK construction industry until it was banned in 1999. Despite the ban, it can be found in …

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The Asbestos Story The EPA, the US Government and …

2008-6-3 · Rather said mining wastes containing asbestos had been poured into Lake Superior, the source of the city''s water supply. The Duluth Herald found that that the man didn''t have mesothelioma and that he was not a resident of any community using Lake Superior water for drinking. ... Mossman put the risk in perspective with these estimates of deaths ...

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Avina''s position on the mining and use of asbestos ...

2017-11-23 · Avina''s perspective on asbestos. 13.Avina believes that a situation of this nature must be faced by organized society, governments, the private sector, and the scientific community, approching the challenges and the search for solutions in a …

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PERSPECTIVE: Anti-chrysotile crusaders oppose Jeffrey …

Many people have never even heard of asbestos, but that doesn''t stop it from killing them." The debate concerning the safe use of asbestos is far from over. It has been re-ignited as a group of international investors wants to purchase the Jeffrey mine. Plans call for mining to …

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Brazil: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

2012-7-19 · From a mining perspective, the vast resource base of Brazil, combined with the current commodity prices, has enabled potential investors to consider Brazil as an interesting proposition. ... Brazil''s industrial minerals include gemstones, asbestos, and phosphate rock. Some of the most commonly mined gemstones and semi-precious stones in ...

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Historical perspective on asbestos: Policies and ...

1987-1-1 · Historical perspective on asbestos: ... AND HEALTH EFFECTS Although asbestos had been used in small quantities for centuries, large-scale asbestos mining and commercial production started in the 20th century and greatly accelerated during World War 11. Figure 1 [US Dept of Interior, 19821 indicates asbestos consumption in the United States ...

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Medicolegal Aspects of Asbestos-Related Diseases: A ...

-, Ibid. (which references further example that, in 1950, the Quebec Asbestos Mining Association, whose members included Canadian asbestos mining companies, contracted with Saranac to determine whether asbestos caused cancer. A 1952 report, which was never published, showed increased cancer in mice and suggested further study.

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A Critique of the Canadian Asbestos Mining Industry …

Exposing the ''''Myth'''' of ABC, ''''Anything But Chrysotile'''': A Critique of the Canadian Asbestos Mining Industry and McGill University Chrysotile Studies David Egilman, MD, MPH,[1] [2] * Corey Fehnel, AB, [2] and Susanna Rankin Bohme, AM [2] * …

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Asbestos: Historical Perspective

2021-7-10 · Commercial asbestos production began in Italy about 1850, in the making of paper and cloth. The development of asbestos mining in Canada and South Africa about 1880 reduced costs and spurred the manufacture of asbestos products. Mining and production of asbestos in the United States, Italy and Russia followed soon after.

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Asbestos: Historical Perspective

2021-6-17 · Asbestos is a highly useful mineral that has been utilized in diverse ways for many centuries. Archaeological studies in Finland have shown evidence of asbestos fibres incorporated in pottery as far back as 2500 BC. In the 5th century BC, it was used as a wick for lamps.

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National Asbestos Profile for Australia

2020-6-24 · The National Asbestos Profile (NAP) is an instrument to provide information and define the baseline situation with regard to the elimination of asbestos-related diseases. This includes information on the consumption of the various types of asbestos, populations at risk from current and past exposures, the system for inspection and enforcement of

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Biofuel from Asbestos Mining Waste? | Waste …

2010-11-16 · Mountains of asbestos mining waste could be transformed into lush greenery, and a source of biocrops under a federal government plan in Quebec, according to internal documents. The Canadian Press report that Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada''s asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops.

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Working at Wittenoom | The Australian Asbestos …

Jack Carroll was nineteen when he went to work at Wittenoom in 1947. He started working at the mine, but the work was too hard for him so he was transferred to the mill. Even here the working conditions were so atrocious that he left after a total of 17 weeks. Here …

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Accounting and long-tail liabilities: the case of asbestos

2013-3-19 · alternative perspective for exploring the particular nuances and effects that arise from corporate exploitation of asbestos, ... from exposure to a toxic product, asbestos, by former asbestos manufacturing and mining companies in Australia. Asbestos …

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The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos

asbestos mining and manufacturing industry. discussion: All forms of asbestos, including chrysotile, are proven human carcinogens. All forms cause malignant mesothelioma and lung and laryngeal cancers, and may cause ovarian, gastro-intestinal, and other cancers. No exposure to asbestos is without risk.

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Perceptions and attitudes to air pollution in an …

The ever-increasing awareness of the population regarding environmental issues, and especially pollution, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Several authors have considered these relationships within a phenomenological framework. As a preliminary consideration, we have attempted in this study to isolate geographical sectors with variable exposure to air pollution.

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The Mining Industry | The Australian Asbestos Network

The Mining Industry. The first group of workers to be heavily exposed to the danger were asbestos mine, mill, and transport workers who handled raw asbestos fibre in its passage from mine and mill to manufacturing plant. Asbestos mine and mill workers at Wittenoom in Western Australia and at Baryulgil and later Woodsreef in New South Wales ...

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Asbestos

2021-7-27 · Asbestos associated minerals belong to the serpentine and amphibole mineral groups and include chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. The asbestiform varieties of these minerals are classified as hazardous materials and regulated in the United States by the EPA.

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The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos | …

2010-7-1 · The Collegium Ramazzini first called for a universal ban on the mining, manufacture, and use of asbestos more than a decade ago (Collegium Ramazzini 1999).All forms of asbestos are now banned in 52 countries, and safer products have replaced many materials that once were made with it.

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History of asbestos | Asbestos Safety and Eradication …

2021-7-29 · The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency releases of the National Asbestos Profile providing both a historical perspective on past exposures to asbestos, as well as information on the current management of asbestos in Australia. 2018: Development of the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness 2019-2023 is underway.

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Classics in oncology: Asbestos: historical perspective, …

1984-1-1 · immediate field of health professionals to areas served by legislators, judges, law yers, educators, and other concerned com munity leaders. As a result, asbestos-related diseases are of increasing concern to cli nicians and health authorities, as well as to consumers and the public at large. Historical Background in diverse ways for many The development of asbestos mining in Canada and …

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Case Study 3: Asbestos Toxicity | Environmental …

Asbestos fibers may result from mining, milling, and weathering of asbestos-bearing rock, and from the manufacture, wear, and disposal of asbestos-containing products. ... A respected physician in the community is often able to put the risk of disease due to asbestos into perspective …

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Biofuel from Asbestos Mining Waste? | Waste …

2010-11-16 · 16 November 2010 Mountains of asbestos mining waste could be transformed into lush greenery, and a source of biocrops under a federal government plan in Quebec, according to internal documents. The Canadian Press report that Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada''s asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops.

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The temporalities of asbestos mining and community ...

2018-4-1 · The temporalities of asbestos and asbestos mining show a "slow violence" (Nixon, 2011; Sandlos and Keeling, 2016), which is an extension of asbestos mining''s pervasive politics and economics. However, when the impact of the toxic asbestos industry erupts in a person''s life and body, time accelerates and is rapidly exhausted.

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PERSPECTIVE: Anti-chrysotile crusaders oppose Jeffrey …

The delegates are demanding that chrysotile mining in Quebec and Canada cease, saying the product is a hazard to health. Although strict standards govern the mining and use of asbestos in Canada, the same is not true in many developing countries. "In Quebec, it is illegal for people to be exposed to damaged pieces of asbestos.

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