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Senator from Tasmania Lisa Singh, the first person of South Asian decent to be elected to the Australian Parliament and chairperson of an all-party group on asbestos, was on a visit to India recently where she met anti-asbestos activists. According
Even though public health experts recognize how deadly asbestos can be, its use is on the rise in the construction industry throughout Asia, according to the US Geological Survey. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates some 107,000 workers
EDT Last updated on Thursday, Jul. 01, 2010 9:37AM EDT A n international group of researchers is renewing its call for a global ban on the mining and use of asbestos, a known cause of cancer they say is unsafe in any form.
Indian construction workers hold a hunger strike against the use of asbestos in New Delhi in April 2010. Activists and parliamentarians on Wednesday urged Ottawa to ban asbestos mining, saying it is "exporting human misery on a monumental scale" by