Why the Deadly Asbestos Industry is Still Alive and Well

The asbestos industry is able to thrivein Russia because very little attention is given to human rights or civil rights. Putin certainly basically passes the reveal one might ask what is the future ofasbestos production in use as long as There’s profit to be made and officials tobe bribed, this will be pursued but if you can’t self-control asbestos “the worlds largest” notoriousindustrial carcinogen known what can you authority? asbestos is a remarkable mineralactually stone, it is made up of insignificant but extremely strong and resilient fibers itwas absolutely fuel safe and liquid couldn’t impairment it. We hint you considerthis material for your home. Designed to last a lifetime, a agitate freelifetime! Asbestos was once widely used in homes and constructs across the US but is now known as a carcinogen and hazardous substance because of the dangeroushealth risks from exposure to this noxious mineral immense effort is put intoremoving it from houses and materials because asbestos kills more than ahundred thousand people a year and is Banned in 59 countries.But rather than being left in the grind countries like Russia one of the world’slargest producer of asbestos mines about a million tons of it a year and suppliesmore than half the world’s asbestos to find out why anyone would still working in collaboration with and sell such a hazardous substance we went to the home of theworld’s largest asbestos mine in a home so proud of their industry they identified thetown after it Asbest, Russia Despite overwhelming technical evidence thatasbestos exposure motives cancer as we drove through the city all we experienced weresigns of local prime and a tombstone literally made out of a gob ofasbestos Asebstos is often mined by use dynamite unfortunately that conveys the deadlyfibers are spread into the air which reached me fright of endure close tothe pit without full protective gear when I turned up wearing what’s legallyrequired in the USA and Europe I felt like an immigrant and really stood out from thelocals as it turns up the Euro Alaska Mineis the neighbourhood sightseer pull and if sightseers want to learn more they can visit a museum in towndedicated to it asbestos quarrying boomed during the Sovietera This formerly agrarian region became one of the hundreds of soviet mono townships who’s entire economy was structured around a single mine or plant to this day the Euro asbest mine add seventy percentage of the town’s income which means thatbanning it would be economically ravaging We inspected the dwelling of a neighbourhood mortal who worked as an excavator operators in the asbestos quarry hehad lived his whole life in Asbest just a few minutes stroll from the openpit because of the impact this interview could have on his chore and his family wehad to conceal his identity does everything in Asbest revolvearound the asbestos manufacture? Are you worried about any perils that come withworking with asbestos? After this Euro Asbest employee amazingly conveyedthat he was not hideous to handle asbestos we met a retired mine workerwho had a more skeptical outlook on the situation We wanted to find out more about the health risks of asbestos exposure we spoke to an experton the subject the esteemed epidemiologist Dr.Arthur Frank the call asbestosrefers to six naturally occurring minerals chrysotile represent one of them itis the only serpentine form the other five are called amphiboles they arestructurally different but medically have the same assets asbestos at onetime was called the magic mineral because it was utilized for countless usefulthings insulation fabrics it didn’t handle electricity it was used as afiltering agent over three to four thousand makes alone and the UnitedStates one time had asbestos. It was a wonderful material regrettably it alsokilled people what happens when you’re disclosed is you both breath it and youingest it.The asbestos has the ability to alter the nucleus of the cadres so thatthese cells now become cancerous get a lung cancer or the disease we callmesothelioma this cancer of the liner of the lung that crowds the lung withfluid in most cases and then over meter literally suffocates you and willultimately killing yourself in the United Nation this had adevastating effect on those people exposed basically everyone in theconstruction crafts was disclosed shipyard workers were exposed and many othershave been disclosed over era the consequences of asbestos exposure in the UnitedStates is evident in mining towns like Libby, Montana water, grime, residence, school playgrounds in industrial sites in Libby were contaminated with asbestos as a consequence of a nearby vermiculite mineand processing busines owned by WR Grace and Company normally safe and usedin countless products the vermiculite in the quarry was heavily contaminated with asbestosand as a result over 400 people have died in Libby due to exposure toasbestos or from asbestos relevant cankers She comes down here in her go-cart, leaves it right here, gets out, goes to the bathroom She…She can’t even brush her teeth and she has to come out here and stand here and get her wheeze before she knows how even sit down because it forms her worse when she sits down for a duet seconds.It’s terrible she got a special bunked, she has to have Don Munsel never laboured in the pit himself. His stepfather did and the asbestos dust in the clothes he brought back from duty was enough togive Don severe mesothelioma I just think I’ve been misled They should have warned the people in this town about the seriousness of it they got away with assassinate I didn’t think I’d ever get wise cause i neverworked there but I did I gotta stand up a little bit and all this talking even abridged my sigh out real bad Yeah, I’ve lived in this country all my life I never thoughts this would happen to me These five barrels last two weeks And now that she’s up on eight I don’t even think it’ll last two weeks if it takes me over 60 seconds to do this, she surpasses out, she literally will pass out They knew it was bad for us and they give us expose our babes and beings that would come and visit us “Oh, the best way to show them how this trash wields is to pop it for them” So you get a little piece of paper, a little piece of the ore, vermiculite and “it wouldve been” no bigger than a slice of your article and you’d heat it up and it would* shh* go about this thick It was amazing but it was the worst thing we could’ve done to them I was a foreman and I had to go up a lot and so she’d move up there with me, and my kids We’d got to go, make them through the embed and show them how it roll and stuff and…I miss being spontaneous we lovedto fish, so we’d depart behind the screening flower that was a good easy angling excavation after dinner the babies, I could rectify them down in that asbestos sand They’d develop sandcastles and they’d frolic and build all kinds of things in this asbestos while I just had recreation fishing as beautiful as home countries is, it killed us I know it’s gonna kill me and it’s probably gonna kill my babies and husband and it didn’t really kill us, it was W.R. Grace that killed us they knew they knew … In June 2009, The EPAdeclared a public health emergency in the town of Libby and surroundingcommunities the area is now designated as a Superfund site also known as ahazardous waste site and the EPA investigation and cleanup of the site isongoing the asbestos in libby is a different kind of asbestos than what’smined in russia but scientific and technological communities has found that all types ofasbestos can cause cancer and deadly lung illness to find out why this toxic industrycontinues to thrive around the developing world we met with MIT professor and formerchair of the National Advisory Committee on occupational safety and health, Dr.Nicholas Ashford the asbestos industry today I thinkyou would have to say is you know a criminal industry and all theepidemiological societies, fifteen of them, have endorsed the fact that this should be regarded as a hazard and when you deliberately dismiss public and worker health you’re commit murderthere’s no other highway to articulate it you could argue that you don’t knowwhich special proletarian you’re murdering but on the whole, the statistics arevery very clear with all the proof from the asbestos exposure in the U.S.Wewondered if physicians and officials in Russia were aware of the risks posed tothe workers of the Euro Asbest asbestos mine and all people living nearby sowe drove to the Oncology Center in nearby Yekaterinburg to meet Dr.Sergey Berezin, hoping he could tell us about the change the quarry in Asbestwas having on the citizens What are the most common types of cancer in this area? Do you have a lot of cases from Asbest? Not exclusively did Dr.Berezin not fear the breath in Asbest, he seemed fairly fond ofthe mineral itself which perfectly contradicts what oncologists in the Westwould have to say about asbestos That’s asbestos! and you can just touch it like that? It’s not perilous? That was such a strange interview As he wouldn’t let us speak to his patients at the Yekaterinburg Oncology Center We headed to the regional hospital in Asbest to see if anyone there would speak out our fixer is trying to talk to one of the patientsnow but still further it’s not going so well She doesn’t want anymore it was clear that no one was going tosay anything bad about either asbestos or more importantly the company thatmines it, URALASBEST.URALASBEST owns this town it sponsors, it’s clas, the health care system, football teams everyone’s livelihoodis depending on them it’s understandable that people who rely on a singleindustry for their subsistence are not going to bite the handwriting that feeds themwith negative statements so to be informed about where russia really stands on thehazards of asbestos we went to Moscow to speak to the head of the Russian Academyof Medical Sciences Dr. Kovalevski has Who’s been conducting research on laborers in Asbest on behalf of the World Health Organization The people in Asbestlive right next to an open asbestos quarry quarry, Is this dangerous? Life is dangerous You have been studying the feigns of asbestos exposure in Asbest since 2009, what has your research acquired still further? The problemhowever is not that the research will make years but that studies and research itselfhas been called into question by a group of acclaimed scientists like Dr.ArthurFrank, who have petitioned the World Health Organization to end their relationshipwith Dr. Kovalevski over ethical questions bordering his ties to theRussian asbestos manufacture a wealthy and powerful business that is alive and wellin spite of well-documented health risks In russia they have stopped recordingmesothelioma separately as a type of cancer and have mounded it in with otherdiseases so that you no longer can identify mesotheliomas what we’velearned in public health is the absence of data doesn’t mean the absence ofdisease this is the same tactic that the tobaccocompanies abused and saying we don’t know enough to say that tobacco is harmful wecertainly know fairly about a chrysotile asbestos to say that it is harmful the fact that we’ve learned in the westthat asbestos use can cause mesotheliomas and that we’ve had an epidemic thatis continuing and will continue for a number of decades hitherto is nothing like what we’re going to seein the developing world like India and China the Indians import a lot ofRussian asbestos and they will have the same epidemic of mesotheliomas and otherasbestos-related cancers as we’ve had in the West because they have not learnedthe lessons that we have that asbestos is harmful and that it should not be used

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