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Day: February 21, 2024

Alert Raised in Sydney over Asbestos-Contaminated Mulch

Mulch containing asbestos has been found at 41 locations in New South Wales, including Sydney parks, schools, hospitals, a supermarket and at least one regional site. Tests are under way at other sites, according to recent news reports. As a precautionary measure, some parks have been cordoned off and some schools have closed temporarily. Health authorities have warned the public to steer clear...
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Death of Japanese Science Teacher Who Handled Asbestos Recognised as Work-Related

OSAKA – The death of a school science teacher who developed cancer after handling asbestos while preparing for classroom science experiments has been recognised as a work-related accident under the compensation system for local government employees. Hideo Sando died at the age of 69 after developing mesothelioma, a type of cancer related to asbestos. Asbestos was formerly used in lab...
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