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Mesothelioma

Asbestos dangers must be disclosed

The danger caused by asbestos released from old buildings during demolition has been well recognised around the world. The cancer-causing fibres can remain airborne for a long period, while diseases may not appear for 40 years.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Make asbestos list public, say lawmakers

Legislators are urging the government to name buildings known to contain asbestos, after a report revealed that the cancer-causing dust may have been released following the improper demolition of a Mid-Levels block in Borrett Road.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Asbestos scare halts work

Asbestos may have been released into the air near schools and homes after a consultant wrongly claimed the carcinogenic substance was not present in a government building before demolition work began.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sai Kung residents complain about careless removal of asbestos ledges

Sai Kung residents are worried about the unlawful removal of asbestos from a four-storey building in the main square in Man Nin Street.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Asbestos pact rejected

AN Appeals Court panel in the United States has rejected a proposed $1.3 billion settlement in which 20 asbestos manufacturers were to make payments to an estimated 100,000 people exposed to asbestos products.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am