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21Feb 1413
South African asbestos victims win compensation, but claim ...

 · South African asbestos victims win compensation, but claim halved. A four-year legal battle to call a UK company to account for its asbestos mining practices in South Africa …

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13Feb 1956
Row over remaining asbestos roofing hazard in eThekwini ...

 · "Asbestos causes cancer and leads to respiratory related diseases. The Department of Human Settlement in eThekwini should have addressed this situation long ago – …

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12Feb 1698
Preventing Asbestos Legacy Exposures in South Africa ...

 · A number of compensation cases have been made in South Africa and Swaziland, which is a landlocked neighbor with South Africa. teWater Naude (2014) notes 2003 as an important year for compensating those diagnosed with asbestos related diseases (ARDs).

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13Feb 1008
INVITED COMMENTARY Mining: South Africa''s legacy and ...

larly in South Africa. Her findings on asbestos related diseases among diamond miners and silicosis among platinum miners, whilst very preliminary, forces research-ers to have open minds when investigating known dis-eases or known exposures. Certainly, the findings of disease in these miner populations are small and the

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11Feb 1147
The social context of occupational disease: asbestos and ...

OSTI.GOV Journal Article: The social context of occupational disease: asbestos and South Africa. The social context of occupational disease: asbestos and South Africa. Full Record; Other Related …

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23Feb 890
ASBESTOS

Labelled asbestos containing material SOuTh AFricAn lEgAl rEquirEmEnTS rElATEd TO ASBESTOS • The South African Department of Labour Asbestos Regulation (55 of 2002) prohibits an employer or a self-employed in-dividual from carrying out work that will put any person at risk from asbestos …

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18Feb 652
Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma - South Africa . Mesothelioma is a rare incurable cancerous disease usually caused by exposure to asbestos, in which malignant cells form a tumour in the mesothelium (the outer lining that protects the body''s major organs such as the stomach, heart, and lungs) - the most common site is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity).

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4Feb 616
Asbestos-related Diseases | Euzebiusz Jamrozik

Crocido- lite) are associated with a much greater risk of asbestos- lite (blue asbestos) was discovered in South Africa in 1805 related disease than exposure to the serpentine fibres of and exploitation of the mineral began in Western Austra- chrysotile; this is especially true of malignant disease, that lia at Wittenoom (and Yampire) Gorges in ...

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17Feb 1855
Asbestos-related diseases

Asbestos-related diseases are disorders of the lung and pleura caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. Asbestos-related diseases include non-malignant disorders such as asbestosis (pulmonary fibrosis due to asbestos), diffuse pleural thickening, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, rounded atelectasis and malignancies such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

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23Feb 1454
International Resources: South Africa & IMIG

 · April 3rd By Dr. Jim teWaterNaude South Africa has long been plagued by diseases from asbestos mining. Each year, more than 100 South Africans are diagnosed with mesothelioma, but the number of actual deaths, just like in other countries, is believed to be somewhat higher. As a Public Health Medicine specialist, I have practiced medicine […]

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6Feb 1143
Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African ...

Background: Crystalline silica and asbestos are common minerals that occur throughout South Africa, exposure to either causes respiratory disease. Most studies on silicosis in South Africa have been cross-sectional and long-term trends have not been reported. Although much research has been conducted on the health effects of silica dust and asbestos fibre in the gold-mining and asbestos …

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12Feb 916
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF 80 KGS? THE FAILURE OF THE …

South Africa and internationally, in a cumulative literature of seventy years. The task of quantifying the extent of asbestos-related disease amongst those who mined the mineral, and thus had the first and most intense contact with it, remains. For these people there has been little

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29Feb 1659
Asbestos Relief Trust | Asbestos Relief Trust | Asbestos ...

The Trust was the first of its kind in South Africa. It remains an international benchmark for occupational health trusts globally. As of the 2013 financial year end, the Trust has paid over R250 million to 3,639 claimants and has processed some 14,500 applications, of which approximately 30% had Asbestos-Related Diseases.

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7Feb 1771
Asbestos and the law

Asbestos-related disease modelling for a South African compensation trust. Paper presented at the 2006 Convention of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, Cape Town ^ a b The Asbestos Relief Trust – A ten year history, 2003 – 2013. Available at: in History.

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27Feb 1294
Risk of Asbestos Exposure in South African Diamond Mine ...

 · Conclusions: These findings indicate that diamond mine workers are at risk of asbestos exposure and, thus, of developing asbestos-related diseases. South Africa is a mineral-rich country and, when mining one commodity, it is likely that other minerals, including asbestos, will …

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29Feb 1533
Article Surviving blue asbestos: mining and occupational ...

Mining and occupational disease in South Africa and Australia Asbestos causes three major diseases: asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a primary cancer of the lining of the lung or the abdominal cavity.1 Asbestosis is a dose related occupational disease usually confined to the workplace. On average it takes five or more years of heavy ...

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12Feb 1687
Compensation for environmental asbestos-related diseases ...

 · South Africa is unique in that the three main commercial types of asbestos were mined there: chrysotile (white asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos), and crocidolite (blue asbestos). At the peak of production, it was the third largest producer of asbestos, with crocidolite accounting for more than 97% of global production ( 13 ).

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25Feb 1468
South Africa

1. Int J Health Serv. 1981;11(2):227-45. The social context of occupational disease: asbestos and South Africa. Myers J. General issues of industrial health are raised in relation to the production of asbestos and asbestos-related diseases in South Africa., A historical analysis of these diseases and their control in Britain demonstrates some general problems of occupational diseases with long ...

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14Feb 729
New regulations push South Africa towards an asbestos-free ...

South Africa has now terminated the utilization of asbestos which will greatly improve the environment and lead to fewer health problems related to asbestos of and this development needs to be celebrated. ... estimates that 4% of the world''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was lost due to accidents and work-related diseases. This, she said, are ...

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17Feb 590
Background to the Asbestos Abatement Regulations

of asbestos-related diseases. As South Africa forms part of this drive, the Asbestos Abatement Regulations aims to move away for asbestos in our workplaces and communities and move away from the health risks associated the asbestos exposure.

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16Feb 1562
Asbestos and mesothelioma in South Africa

 · South Africa also has large deposits of white asbestos (chrysotile) and brown asbestos (amosite) both of which have been mined extensively. At the turn of the 20th century, it was noted that those working with asbestos suffered lung disease and in 1960, the link between asbestosis and mesothelioma was established in the Kimberley area of South ...

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12Feb 1668
Asbestos and asbestos-related disease: the South African case.

Asbestos and asbestos-related disease: the South African case. Myers JE(1), J, Macun IA. Author information: (1)Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. The asbestos industry in South Africa has suffered a decline in production, employment, and …

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19Feb 575
Asbestos-related disease in South Africa: the social ...

South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos in the world for more than a century. As a consequence of particularly exploitative social conditions, former workers and residents of mining regions suffered--and continue to suffer--from a serious yet still largely undocumented burden of asbestos-related disease.

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30Feb 714
Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health ...

 · Asbestos use continues in Africa despite severe health warnings. 17 August 2015. Brazzaville, 17 August 2015 – Asbestos is a severe cancer-causing agent, causing about half of all deaths from occupational-related types of cancer. Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at their workplaces.

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6Feb 909
THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PHASING OUT …

9.2 Asbestos Related Disease Occurrence 14 9.3 Asbestos Management Programme 15 2 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE USE OF ASBESTOS ... 6.2 Natural Occurrence of Asbestos in South Africa 51 6.3 south african asbestos mining 52 6.4 The Current Status of South African Asbestos Mining 55

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19Feb 1998
Asbestos-related disease in South Africa: the social ...

South Africa was the third largest exporter of asbestos in the world for more than a century. As a consequence of particularly exploitative social conditions, former workers and residents of mining regions suffered--and continue to suffer--from a serious yet still largely undocumented burden of asbestos-related disease. This epidemic has been invisible both internationally and inside South Africa.

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5Feb 1956
Asbestos and Asbestos-Related Disease: The South African ...

New information has become available on the extent of asbestos-related diseases in South Africa. In this article, we outline developments in labor organization in the asbestos industry, and discuss the marked lack of control of asbestos, the inadequate state …

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29Feb 1531
DOUBLE STANDARDS: THE MULTINATIONAL ASBESTOS …

Asbestos-Related Disease in South Africa / 667 known for centuries (17). By 1900, South Africa''s large gold mining industry was well aware of the dangers of silica dust, and companies knew in theory how to prevent pneumoconiosis (knowledge that could have been useful in the asbestos industry). Consequently, T&N, GEFCO, and Cape could draw upon the

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