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Asbestos news from foreign countries

Nichias Corp., a building materials maker, and its subsidiary Tatsuta Kogyo Co., will pay up to 30 million yen in compensation to individual asbestos victims made ill by living near the firms’ asbestos plants, officials said Tuesday. The compensation will apply...

auto mechanics are still being exposed to asbestos

OSHA’s long-awaited asbestos information bulletin informing auto mechanics of the dangers of asbestos-ridden automotive brakes and clutches –– which originally was due to be released on March 25, 2005 –– was released on July 26, 2006. The asbestos information...

Report Links Asbestos to Larynx Cancer

WASHINGTON — There is evidence that asbestos can cause cancer of the larynx, the Institute of Medicine reported Tuesday. Asbestos has long been associated with lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the chest and abdomen.  The Senate asked...

GM insurance lawsuit

Royal & Sunalliance, the insurance group, came to blows with General Motors in an American courtroom last week over a document that the giant US car manufacturer claims to be the killer evidence in its $1bn (£550m) lawsuit over personal injury liabilities linked...

Owens Corning – more news

As part of a deal reached by bankrupt Owens Corning with creditors, asbestos-injury claimants will have a much smaller role in the reorganized company than once thought. A pair of trust funds to be set up to pay people who became ill because of exposure to asbestos...