Australian research and studies have confirmed their initial findings that the risk of developing mesothelioma will continue to be on the rise even a few more decades after a worker’s first exposure to asbestos.
WA tops as having the highest rate of Australians being diagnosed with mesothelioma than any other region in the country, with two out of every three victims believed to have contracted the deadly disease while at work.
Because of the avalanche of products in the market that make use of the concepts of nanotechnology, how can we make sure that workers involved in this field are aptly protected from the several risks that are innate when dealing with these miniscule materials?
The ACTU recently issued a warning that exports of chrysolite asbestos must be regulated to prevent the death toll from fatal chemicals among developing nations. This came about after the 6th Annual Conference of the Rotterdam Convention was held in Geneva Switzerland. It identified chrysolite asbestos as among the dangerous substances that should be strictly monitored for export.
SafeWork Australia commissioned the Queensland University of Technology and Toxikos Pty Ltd to conduct a study on workplace exposure to laser printer toxic emissions. The study was aimed to provide guidance on control measures and thus reduce exposure levels. This likewise evaluated the adverse health effects associated with exposure to laser printer emissions in the workplace.