Children who played with asbestos

Gagged for mesothelioma compensation

World Health Organsation urges countries to meet obligations 

Global toll of asbestos continues to rise

Australia has established a National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases

Australia – Athletes swim on as asbestos removed from aquatic centre

European Parliament strategy on asbestos contamination

Ireland – Asbestos found on hospital site

Canada – no more asbestos

Ottawa move on Asbestos

£2.86  million awarded to meso victim

Eternit and Asbestos

Warnings unheeded -global disaster

July 2010 – Inside the global asbestos trade

Global Asbestos Scandal

Asbestos and Mesothelioma around the world

Canada Asbestos Mines – restart loans!           

 July 2010 Dangers in the Dust – controversy over white asbestos

India’s Asbestos Timebomb

Asia – Thailand, World Asbestos Report

The casual traveler is unlikely to come across dangerous sources of asbestos while in Thailand. However, travelers should exercise caution around construction or renovation sites, as the mixture and shaping of asbestos-containing materials can release deadly fibers into the air. Hotel rooms should be in good repair, with no damaged or exposed insulation materials in sight; if you are uncomfortable with the condition of the room, ask for another or consider switching hotels. It may be worth calling ahead to see if the buildings are undergoing renovation. While mesothelioma symptoms are serious, triggers of the disease can nearly always be avoided with awareness and planning. (taken from ‘ Asbestos in Thailand – a worry?

Thailand – Public Health Ministry opposes asbestos use for health concerns