Human excrement found in cigarettes in Britain

September 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Human excrement, asbestos, mould and dead flies have been found in cigarettes being smoked regularly in Britain, the Daily Mail reported.Investigators working for the tobacco industry ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bhopal activists blast IOC

February 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 16 (IANS) The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has come under renewed attack from activists here for defending US company Dow Chemicals, a sponsor of the London Olympics."IOC ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese toxic ship arrives in Bangladesh

September 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) A Chinese-owned toxic ship, which arrived in Bangladesh's Chittagong city for dismantling Monday, has been asked to stay out of the port area.According to Captain Nazmul ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Canada Prime Minister defends asbestos exports

April 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Canadian Prime Minister is not convinced that the country is doing anything wrong by exporting asbestos. Asbestos has been linked with serious health risks including cancer ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

20 percent hike in health budget

February 28th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announced a 20 percent hike in the health budget for the year 2011-2012."I propose to hike the health budget in 2011-12 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala couples participate in unique race to spread ecological awareness

January 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
By K.S AashikThiruvananthapuram, Jan.2 (ANI): Scores of couples participated in a unique race in which the husbands carried their wives on the shoulders at the beachside in Thiruvananthapuram.Ecorun, a non-governmental organisation working ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Patkar joins Bihar farmers opposing asbestos unit

December 19th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 19 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers in Bihar have got a huge boost with Narmada Bachao Andolan leader-cum-activist Medha Patkar joining them in opposing the setting up of an asbestos sheet ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New technique recovers ‘unrecyclable’ ciggie packs, milk cartons, stickers

December 6th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A Thai firm has developed a technology that can recover pulp from laminated and other paper previously impossible to recycle.Paijit Sangchai's firm, Flexoresearch, has developed a series of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How asbestos causes cancer

June 30th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): For the past 40 years, researchers were trying to understand why asbestos causes cancer and now the mystery has been unravelled.Researchers led by Drs. Haining Yang and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Norwich State Hospital Featured In “Ghost Hunters”

May 6th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Norwich State Hospital, built in 1904, has a reputation of being a very haunted building. Of course, the condition of the facade contributes a lot ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Demolition Of Yankee Stadium Turns Out To Be A Complex Job

March 12th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, Mar 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The old stadium of the New York Yankees, which once hosted several gut-wrenching matches of different teams has now turned into a heap of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mesothelioma Vaccine Under Test Shows Positive Results

March 12th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mesothelioma is a fatal type of cancer that is mostly caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Recently, it claimed the life of Merlin Olsen, a former ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Merlin Olsen:NFL Star and Actor Dies At Age 69

March 12th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Merlin Olsen, who was a Professional Football Hall of Famer,as well as an actor, has passed away at the age of 69, after a battle with mesothelioma cancer. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, Sports |

50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste found in Italy

December 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taranto (Italy), Dec 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian police have uncovered 50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste, including cancer-causing asbestos, in a sprawling illegal landfill in the southern Puglia region. A formal complaint was filed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sterlite revises bid amount for Asarco

September 11th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Sterlite Industries, with interest in non-ferrous metals and mining, Friday said it has revised its offer for purchase of US-based copper miner Asarco to $2.56 billion from its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cancer patient to win 10,000 pounds for surviving

May 30th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (DPA) A man who had bet against his doctors' prediction that he would be dead within months after being diagnosed with cancer looks set to win 10,000 pounds ($16,100), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanotechnology may turn harmful in the future, warns report

November 12th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A Royal Commission report in UK has raised concern that just like asbestos, nanomaterials may turn out to be fatally dangerous for humans in the future.The report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sterlite Industries buys US copper major Asarco

May 31st, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Sterlite Industries (India), a subsidiary of metals and mining major Vedanta Resources, has bought over the century old American Smelting and Refining Co (Asarco) for $2.6 billion (Rs.109 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over 1.5m Oz workers at risk from workplace carcinogens

April 28th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): Over 1.5 million employees in Australia might be exposed to potentially cancer-causing products on the job without even knowing it, according to Australian Council of Trade Union ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World Bank continues support to irrigation project in Punjab

April 24th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, Apr 24 (ANI): In one of its recent programme, Pakistan Radio has alleged that the World Bank had shelved support to a multi-million rupees irrigation project in Punjab because of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |