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January 28, 2014

Asbestos is a tough, heat-resistant mineral that was added to the building materials of many older homes. It can pose health hazards to workers and homeowners who renovate or demolish those homes. This animation shows how asbestos fibres could damage lung tissue and lead to lung disease.

January 25, 2014

100 years ago asbestos became known as a magic mineral and the use of millions of tons of asbestos created a very profitable industry. And for almost as long, the industry has known that asbestos is extremely dangerous to people. The documentary is part of the international awarded series “Late Lessons from Early Warnings” which […]

October 25, 2013

The film shows common places where asbestos can be found in a typical Queensland home built before 1990, when asbestos was commonly used as a construction material. There are a host of safety tips to consider during renovation to prevent exposing yourself or others to asbestos fibres.

October 25, 2013

The word “asbestos” is enough to clear a room, if not a building. Reuters’ correspondent Ben Berkowitz explores the hazards of asbestos with Mark Van Baalen, a geologist at Harvard University, and Dr. David Sugarbaker, the chief of thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. (May 11, 2012)

October 25, 2013

The following real life stories are from trades and maintenance workers and their families who have suffered the devastating effects of mesothelioma, an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

June 24, 2013

Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer caused by repeated exposure to airborne asbestos particles. In the year 2012, 2000 people died in Britain from mesothelioma., This trend is accelerating and it is currently unknown how high the yearly death toll will reach. Asbestos remains Britain’s single largest workplace killer. More people die from asbestos […]

June 24, 2013

Asbestos was once touted as the ‘mineral miracle’ and while it had some benefits, the costs far out weighed them. Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma and a host of other asbestos related diseases. Join us in the fight to ban asbestos. Together we can make mesothelioma a thing of the past.