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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- Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 16/07/2017The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020.
- EU environment ministers to discuss way forward for implementing Paris climate agreement 12/07/2017European Union (EU) environment ministers will meet this week to discuss global developments on climate change and EU implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
- Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 16/07/2017
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