The century-long reign of asbestos as a commonplace building material may be over in most parts of the world, but its devastating ecological and environmental impact is likely to last for generations to come. That’s because asbestos fibres are found in our homes, our schools, and our government buildings, and can contaminate our soil and our drinking water. Prolonged exposure to asbestos is linked with fatal diseases—mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Let’s take a closer look at the consequences that this hidden killer has on our environment.
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- Public consultation on the establishment of the EU Innovation Fund 14/01/2018Innovative low-carbon technologies are vital for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a healthy environment for the next generations. However, promising technologies often fail to reach the market due to a lack of resources to demonstrate their capabilities on a large scale.
- Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 14/01/2018The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020
- Public consultation on the establishment of the EU Innovation Fund 14/01/2018
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