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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Asbestos

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# Johnson and Johnson
Johnson & Johnson to replace talc baby powder with cornstarch-based alternative next year
The pharmaceutical giant has forked out billions in payouts to customers who said the talc was contaminated with asbestos.
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# hugh lane
'Pass Freely': New Dublin street art honours lives lost to Covid-19
The mural was created by renowned street artist Asbestos.
# Larkhill
Sligo residents evacuated following asbestos fire in Larkhill area
No injuries have been reported following the blaze.
# Health and Safety
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.
# Asbestos
Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder in US over asbestos concerns
The recalled lot consists of bottles which were distributed last year.
# glenveagh national park
Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot
The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.
# former landfill
Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.
# Wicklow
People warned to stay indoors after fire at Arklow warehouse releases asbestos
Residents reported asbestos landing on cars in the area for hours after the fire.
# still burning
Firefighters have been battling this blaze at a Carlow factory all through the night
Locals have been told to keep their windows and doors shut because of toxic particles in the air.
# potentially lethal
Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships
The LÉ Ciara and LÉ Orla are currently out of action as a specialist contractor removes the potentially lethal substance from the vessels.
# Put up a parking lot
Asbestos found at University Hospital Galway
However, the HSE says there is no danger to the public.
# Local Authorities
Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.
# irish navy
Medical exams underway on staff of navy ships where asbestos detected
Earlier this year asbestos was detected on LE Orla and LE Ciara naval ships.
# Defence Forces
Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago
The ship was taken out of action for a period this week while items were inspected for asbestos.
# Prime Numbers
Eurovision, RTÉ Guide and Dr Dre: The week in numbers
Plus: Who was on the top-selling edition of the RTE Guide this year?
# Lung disease
Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas
However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.
# LE Ciara
Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship
A number of civilians are thought to have been involved in the incident as well.
# Hazard
Someone has been illegally dumping asbestos around Clare
Clare County Council has started an investigation to find out who has been depositing asbestos at nine places around the county.
# Asbestos
MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings
If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.
# Sligo
Investigation continues into whether Sligo fire site contained asbestos
Residents were urged to close their windows following last night’s fire at a commercial unit on Ballast Quay.
# Abbey Theatre
Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery
The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.