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100 zinc workers exposed to carcino­genic acid mist at Hobart’s Nyrstar plant: medical help sought; assessment needed

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

One hundred zinc workers had been exposed to carcino­genic acid mist at Hobart’s Nyrstar plant, according to the Con­struction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, wrote Michelle Paine in The Mercury (10/10/2007, p. 13).

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Death rates from leukaemia for children up to 9yrs of age between 5-24pc higher depending on proximity to nuclear facilities, warns Democrats leader

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

The Medical University of South Carolina conducted a sophisticated meta-analysis of 17 research papers covering 136 nuclear sites throughout the Western World and found strong links to cancer with proximity to nuclear facilities, said Federal Senator Lyn Allison (Victoria), leader of the Australian Democrats (11/9/2007).

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