28 March, 2012: In a landmark British case, Supreme Court Judges rule that insurance liability is “triggered” when employees were exposed to asbestos dust (rather than when symptoms of mesothelioma later emerged). Ruling expected to affect thousands of victims of asbestos.
28 March, 2012: UK Supreme Court ruled insurers should cover the claims of workers who fell ill from exposure to asbestos.
April 17, 2012: Guest writer Joe Schwarz writes about antiquated toxic chemical management techniques.
22 June, 2012: Asbestos-related deaths in the UK expected to peak around the year 2016. An article by By Dame Helena Shovelton, Chief executive, British Lung Foundation.
12 July, 2012: Concerns for the 7600 kilometre-long Indian coastline with dumped hazardous products posing threats to hundreds of fragile ecosystems.
19 July 2012: The planned reopening of asbestos mine in Canada prompts calls for Gillard government to advise against asbestos exports to India
August 31, 2012: Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois says their government would end the controversial asbestos industry in the province by canceling a $58-million loan to Canada’s last asbestos mine and using the funds to diversify the local economy
Added September 26, 2012: Barbara McQueen, widow of Steve McQueen, speaks out against the production and use of asbestos in a video presented at the 2012 Asbestos Awareness Conference.
November 13, 2011: Asbestos History Repeating. Matt Peacock report on Foreign Correspondent.
5 November, 2012: Exposure to asbestos a concern in the wake of Hurricane Sandy