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The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) kindly donate to ADRI

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) kindly donated $10,000 to support the research of ADRI. In ARCA’s Board Meeting of 7 November, Mr. Bret Baker, ARCA President handed the cheque to Director Takahashi. ADRI is thankful and looks forward to continued collaboration with ARCA. ARCA’s Board Members including Mr. Phil…

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WHO Mission to Viet Nam

On 11-12 October 2018 Ken Takahashi, ADRI Director, served as World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant to Viet Nam to discuss the impact of asbestos on human health. He did this by attending the Consultation Meeting on White Asbestos Health jointly organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of…

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New information on Asbestos

As published in the International Commission on Occupation Health – ICOH Volume 16, Number 2 August 2018 http://www.icohweb.org/site/pdf-viewer/viewer.asp?newsletter=icoh_newsletter_vol16_no2.pdf “The ICOH Working Group on Occupational Cancer has strongly supported a review of asbestos related issues. One recent initiative started by Prof. Ken Takahashi was to agree on a series of scientific…

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Thank you to our City2Surf donors!

Thank you to all our wonderful donors who participated in the highly successful City to Surf 2018, we couldn’t be more proud of you. It was clearly a wonderful day full of fun and laughter and we thank each and every one of you for all your training, endurance and…

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The Chrysotile conundrum

The debate on economics versus health risks rages on. The Sri Lanken Daily News explores the issue: http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/08/07/features/158954/chrysotile-conundrum

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ADRI Annual Report 2017 Now Available

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related diseases and at the same time to contribute to more effective measures to prevent exposure to asbestos. View our Annual Report 2017, which is now available, to see our progress:   Annual Report 2017:    …

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Sandie Foreman would like to Make Mesothelioma History

Sandie was diagnosed with mesothelioma two years ago. To raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and much needed funds for research Sandie is going in the City to Surf. To read more about Sandie and her quest visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makemesohistory/ You can support the City 2 Surf…

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Watch the Q&A ADRI Style event – that was live-streamed on Monday 7th May

Q&A – ADRI Style – Monday 7th May 2018, 10am An opportunity for patients, families and health professionals to meet with an expert team to discuss the latest treatments, symptom management and living with dignity. This event was live-streamed on Monday 7th May. Watch the video below:  

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“We cannot buy the health of people with money”

Recently Professor Ken Takahashi, Director of the NSW Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, spoke at a gathering of Lao Ministers, senior officials  representatives of the Wold Health organisation (WHO) and civil society agencies, to underscore the case for banning asbestos. Melody Kemp shares further: “We cannot buy the health of people with…

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Sharing knowledge to achieve a chrysotile asbestos ban in Laos

In early March 2018, Dr Ken Takahashi, Director of ADRI and WHO consultant, played a leading role at the workshop for developing a National Action Plan for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Laos. Dr Takahashi brought to the table his vast experience to advocate to policy makers for an…

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