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Asbestos Awareness Day 2016

The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia ("ADFA") held it's annual Asbestos Awareness Day on November 25, 2016 at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The day is held in memory of the workers' and family members who have lost their battle to an asbestos related disease. In attendance on the day was NSW Governor General, His Excellency

Race Day 2016

The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia ("ADFA") held it's Annual Gala Race Day on October 29, 2016 at Rosehill Racecourse. The aim of the event is to raise funds for ADFA operations and to donate money to the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute ("ADRI") for the research into asbestos related diseases. Over 500 guests attended the

Asbestos-related cancer treatment breakthrough

Australian researchers are cautiously optimistic after using nanocells to achieve what could be one of the most significant breakthroughs in asbestos-related cancer treatment in a decade. Scientists from the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Centre have published a case report of a patient whose mesothelioma has almost entirely disappeared. Bradley Selmon was one of ten patients in

Rotterdam Convention Geneva 2015

The listing of chrysotile asbestos on Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Barry Robson President of adfa lets fly at what took place at the convention in Geneva when 7 countries vetoed the other 46 countries lead by Australia to

European Asbestos Forum 2015

The European Asbestos Forum strives to improve professional networks and the exchange of the best and newest of knowledge regarding all matters related to asbestos. Remediation, innovations, best practices, limit values, raising awarenes and improving safety in the workplace, national and European policy, enforcement of and comparing regulations and legislation, treatments, epidemiology, environmental polution etc.

Lincoln Hall’s climbing boots tell story of survival after being left for dead on Mount Everest

The climbing boots worn by Lincoln Hall when he was left for dead on Mount Everest have gone on display at the National Museum of Australia (NMA). The pioneering Australian mountaineer survived a night alone at 8,600 metres after suffering altitude sickness on the trek down from the summit in May 2006. It was his

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