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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- EU co-hosts major international climate meeting with Canada and China 14/09/2017The European Union, Canada and China are joining forces to strengthen global action in the fight against climate change by co-convening a ministerial meeting on climate action on 15-16 September in Montreal, Canada. This gathering, a first of its kind, seeks to further galvanise global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
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- EU co-hosts major international climate meeting with Canada and China 14/09/2017
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