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vale Catherine Madden
December 15, 2012
Journalist Catherine Madden, who since 2009 has been a regular contributor to the Australian Asbestos Network website, died on 1 December after a long and brave battle with breast cancer.
Meet Linda Reinstein, president and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
November 27, 2012
Linda’s Reinstein’s journey from “contented PTA mom” to global activist was swift and brutal.
New research on childhood exposure to asbestos
September 06, 2012
A new study into the children of Wittenoom has revealed that they have an increased risk of succumbing to asbestos-related disease later in life.
Asbestos Management Review report made public
September 03, 2012
The Federal Government has released the report of its national Asbestos Management Review. This follows the setting up of a review committee in 2010 headed by former ACTU assistant secretary Geoff Fary with the aim of developing a national policy on the future management of asbestos.
Children of Wittenoom the subject of a new study
August 26, 2012
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have just embarked on a new study investigating the current health of people who lived in Wittenoom as children.
Australian biomarker research headlines international conference
June 07, 2012
Researchers have moved a step closer to a new and better blood test to diagnosis mesothelioma.
Community group drives plan for world-first mobile asbestos remover
April 20, 2012
The dangerous dumping of asbestos, particularly during natural disasters such as the last year’s Queensland floods, could be averted with the design of a new mobile disposal unit.
“One-stop shop” for pleural disease an Australasian first
April 02, 2012
The first dedicated clinic in Australasia for “one-stop” diagnosis and treatment of people with pleural diseases has opened at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.
Record payout for mesothelioma from children’s railway
October 27, 2011
A Perth man has been awarded more than $2 million in the Supreme Court for mesothelioma contracted after childhood visits to an asbestos-contaminated miniature railway.
Landmark $1.15 million verdict for asbestos victim
October 01, 2011
A Supreme Court jury has awarded a former machinist $1.15 million in compensation for mesothelioma contracted after visiting a Perth asbestos sheeting factory.
DIY renovators are ‘third wave’ of asbestos victims
September 05, 2011
Home renovators are the latest victims of Western Australia’s deadly asbestos legacy, new research has confirmed.
Research updates from the Wittenoom Cohort Studies
August 03, 2011
Read a summary of project updates.
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