You'd think...a substance that kills 10,000 Americans each year would be banned.
You'd think...that Congress would do everything possible to help those afflicted with asbestos diseases.
Think again.(05 APR 2004)
Environmental Working Group
America's Asbestos epidemic
Asbestos Deaths: 10,000 Americans a Year and Rising
05 APR 2004 | The Senate might vote later this month on the asbestos company bailout package that will effectively block financial help for up to 100,000 people sick or dying from asbestos in the years ahead.
Asbestos Strategies:Lessons Learned About Management and Use of Asbestos
Report of Findings and Recommendations On the Use and Management of Asbestos-May 16, 2003
(Prepared by the: Global Environment & Technology Foundation )
Late lessons from early warning:the precautionary principle 1896-2000
Environmental issue report No 22 -European Environment Agency
Chapter 5 - Asbestos: from 'magic' to malevolent mineral
Dresden Declaration on the protection of Workers against Asbestos
European Asbestos Conference 2003
Exchange of experiences and insights and implementation of measures intended to prevent asbestos-induced illnesses at work Technical and occupational-health aspects - Occupational diseases - Prevention 03. - 06. September 2003
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Asbestos in the workplace: a difficult legacy
Once used nearly universally for its fire-retardant qualities, asbestos - and the illnesses it causes - has become a major issue for the industries which used and produced it as well as individuals who contracted various diseases and cancers as a result of exposure in the workplace. Journalist Andrew Bibby examines the state of asbestos litigation today, and how workers and employers are facing up to the problem.
Senator Murray: Ban Asbestos Now
The European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety:Asbestos