International Asbestos Awareness Foundation

Reuse of asbestos mining residues in Canada: profitable vs healthy

Reuse of asbestos mining residues in Canada: profitable vs healthy

A Quebec company’s plan to transform asbestos mining residues into magnesium sounds like a miracle, but questions remain about health risks. The plan to extract magnesium from the mountains of asbestos-laden mining residues in the Eastern Townships is being hailed as a modern-day miracle, with governments already investing more than $40 million in public fundsRead more about Reuse of asbestos mining residues in Canada: profitable vs healthy[…]

RTL News Documentary on Russian city of Asbestos alarming

RTL News Documentary on Russian city of Asbestos alarming

All over the globe, asbestos is losing popularity, mostly because it can cause cancer. But in the Russian city of Asbestos(!) nothing has changed. Asbestos is mined as fervently as before, even though local cancer rates are 20% higher than anywhere else. The Russian director of the mine’s Asbestos Museum defends the material: ‘You canRead more about RTL News Documentary on Russian city of Asbestos alarming[…]

Canada issues regulations prohibiting asbestos

Canada issues regulations prohibiting asbestos

Kathleen Ruff reported on RightOnCanada.ca yesterday that the Government of Canada released regulations that prohibit asbestos and products containing asbestos. The regulations will come into effect in 90 days. A great day in the struggle to ban the use of asbestos everywhere. It is not a perfect day, however. The regulations exempt the 800 million tonnes of mining residuesRead more about Canada issues regulations prohibiting asbestos[…]

Symposium on Maintenance in Asbestos Museum captured in pictures

Symposium on Maintenance in Asbestos Museum captured in pictures

On the 20th of September KIWA organized a symposium on Maintenance and Transformation of vacant buildings. Participants were informed about current and finished projects and could discuss dos and don’ts of the Transformation Process. The symposium took place at the new Asbestos Museum site in Rijswijk, in a building that is being transformed itself, whichRead more about Symposium on Maintenance in Asbestos Museum captured in pictures[…]

Asbestos documentary – Asbestos, then, now, tomorrow

Asbestos documentary – Asbestos, then, now, tomorrow

Gisteren rolde tijdens het AsbestFeitenCongres de rode loper uit voor de première van de documentaire ’25 jaar asbestverbod in Nederland – toen, nu en morgen’. Een aanrader voor wie zich een beeld wil vormen over het asbestdossier. Voor deze documentaire werden unieke opnames gemaakt in het Asbest Museum van de International Asbestos Awareness Foundation. BNR-Read more about Asbestos documentary – Asbestos, then, now, tomorrow[…]

IAAF and Asbestmuseum in asbestos documentary Search

IAAF and Asbestmuseum in asbestos documentary Search

In augustus heeft IAAF, de International Asbestos Awareness Foundation, meegewerkt aan een documentaire over asbest van inventarisatiebureau SGS Search. Asbestmuseum In het asbestmuseum liet bestuurslid Harry Vonk veel unieke gebruiksvoorwerpen en andere toepassingen van asbest zien aan presentator Roelof Hemmen, bekend van o.a. RTL Nieuws. De cameraploeg was geschokt door sommige voorwerpen, zoals de filters inRead more about IAAF and Asbestmuseum in asbestos documentary Search[…]