Pediatrics

Asbestos found in kids' crayons, toy kits: report

(HealthDay)—Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group.

Health

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer from asbestos caused by more than one cell mutation

It has been a long held belief that tumors arising from exposure to asbestos are caused by mutations in one cell, which then produces multiple clones. This hypothesis is challenged by new research published in the open access ...

Health

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest ...

Health

Canada to stop opposing asbestos hazard listing

Canada dropped Friday its longtime opposition to global restrictions on asbestos, dealing a blow to the country's dying mining industry of the fire-resistant substance.

Oncology & Cancer

New study finds cancer-causing mineral in US road gravel

As school buses drive down the gravel roads in Dunn County, North Dakota, they stir up more than dirt. The clouds of dust left in their wake contain such high levels of the mineral erionite that those who breathe in the air ...