Monthly Archives: December 2010

Turkey: Asbestos ban to take effect on 12.31.2010

Turkey’s Environment Management Directorate General released a statement which said the regulation banning use of asbestos would take effect on December 31, 2010.  Turkey will now fully abide by European Union (EU) regulations. “The ban on use of asbestos will both eliminate diseases … Continue reading

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“Asbestos lobby is defeated at the Brazilian Environmental Council (CONAMA)” by Fernanda Giannasi

“Asbestos lobby is defeated at the Brazilian Environmental Council (CONAMA)” – below -talks about the lobby´s challenge to overturn the environmental Resolution 348/2004 that classified the asbestos in debris and other building materials’ waste as dangerous. They tried for 6 … Continue reading

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Thailand Moving to Asbestos Ban Society

“Thailand National Health Assembly (NHA) passed asbestos ban resolution today, Dec 16. This is one of several initiatives have been made this year to combat with cancerous asbestos or deadly dust that causes lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesotheleoma. Only chrysotile, … Continue reading

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India: TO STOP ASBESTOS MINING IN QUEBEC

BANI Seeks World Opinion Against Quebec Government TO STOP ASBESTOS MINING IN QUEBEC New Delhi 16/12/2010: Quebec government, Canada is all set to decide whether to give $58 million financing to an anonymous consortium of foreign investors to open the … Continue reading

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Join the ADAO “Light a Candle” Community

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) welcomes you to our new “Light a Candle” community. As we honor our loved ones fighting asbestos-related diseases or in loving memory of those who have lost their courageous battles, there are few symbols … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION ALERT: Help stop the Jeffrey mine

3 minutes – 3 easy steps – Can Save Lives 1)      Click, print, sign and fax one or both of these letters to Honorable Jean Charest 12.15.2010 Template Letter to: The Honorable Jean Charest (English) 12.15.2010 Template Letter: The Honorable Jean Charest … Continue reading

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“Thinking globally and acting locally” by Fernanda Giannasi

We had a wonderful TV News (21-22 horas) http://www.tvcultura.com.br/jornal-da-cultura/ where I was again one of the stage with an Economy, Philosophy and Ethics Professors Unicamp.  I was in the whole Jornal da Cultura last night (December, 10th), but the asbestos is introduced just in … Continue reading

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Québec Premier Jean Charest sends disappointing reply in response to the 40 Asbestos Victims’ Organizations Joint Letter

The Québec Premier Jean Charest sends a disappointing reply in response to the 40 Asbestos Victims’ Organizations who signed a joint letter from around the world representing seventeen different countries.  Québec Premier to Reinstein ADAO Press Release Asbestos Victims’ Organizations Joint Letter ADAO … Continue reading

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Greater Solidarity to Ban Asbestos through Social Media by Dr. Richard A. Lemen

To my GBAN Friends,  I would like to congratulate ABREA, ADAO, and all of the GBAN Charter Members for this successful accomplishment.  The number of people worldwide now reaching out to each other through this mass media tool is indeed … Continue reading

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The Lancet: “Canada accused of hypocrisy over asbestos exports”

The Lancet: “Canada accused of hypocrisy over asbestos exports” “Although Canada will not expose its own citizens to asbestos, its plans to continue exporting the deadly substance to developing countries has drawn widespread condemnation.”  Read Tony Kirby’s December 11, 2010  … Continue reading

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