The Asbestos Narratives: A Report into the Real Impact of an Asbestos-related Diagnosis

This project was conducted by Southern Cross University to understand the social, psychological and economic impacts of asbestos-related disease. The researcher provides new insights and evidence into the social, psychological and economic impacts of asbestos-related disease in this report. It draws together the contribution of the project’s partner organisations and the experiences of over sixty men and women who have been affected by asbestos exposure in some way. While historically asbestos-related disease research has predominantly focused on men, this research also focused on women who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related disease, and on women as carers, providing new and informative insights into how this debilitating disease impacts and affects women. 

A copy of the report can be downloaded from this page on the Southern Cross University's website. It's an excellent report and well worth the read.

Thailand to Ban Chrysotile Asbestos

Thailand's Public Health Ministry, at the behest of Dr Narong (the secretary for Public Health), has imposed a resolution to push forward a ban on chrysotile, the only asbestos type that is yet to be banned in Thailand. The Ministry will write a summarised report to propose to the industry, commerce and foreign affairs ministries as well as the Office of Consumer Protection Board to urge them to implement measures that are in keeping with the resolution to ban chrysotile. The resolution was unexpected.