“Propaganda or Public Health: Brazil’s Landmark Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos” by Linda Reinstein

Propaganda or Public Health: Brazil’s Landmark Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos

On August 24 and 31, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court is holding public hearings to review the constitutionality of the state of São Paulo’s law that prohibits asbestos use. We’ll continue to update this story through September 4.

Storified by Linda Reinstein · Mon, Sep 03 2012 14:38:19

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ADAO Blogs

August 31, 2012
Brazil’s Supreme Court Wraps Up Hearings about Asbestos " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationToday, in the city of Brasília, over 120 people filled the Brazilian Supreme Federal courtroom. For seven hours, the Court held their fin…
August 29, 2012
Interview with Dr. Richard Lemen about Brazil’s Supreme Court Hearings " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationThis week, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Richard Lemen about his thoughts regarding Brazil’s Supreme Court hearings about asbes…
August 27, 2012
Propaganda or Public Health: Brazil’s Landmark Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationBLOG: Asbestos Debate in Brazil’s Supreme Court Continues: "The wolf is in trouble!" (August 25) BLOG: "BRAZIL: The Supreme Court Hearing…
TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT ASBESTOS IN BRAZIL " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationBLOG: "Propaganda or Public Health: Brazil’s Landmark Supreme Court Hearing about Asbestos" (August 27) BLOG: Asbestos Debate in Brazil’s…
August 25, 2012
Asbestos Debate in Brazil’s Supreme Court Continues: "The wolf is in trouble!" " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationBLOG: BRAZIL: The Supreme Court Hearings about Asbestos Begin (August 24) The Supreme Court hearing in Brazil is making international new…
August 24, 2012
BRAZIL: The Supreme Court Hearings about Asbestos Begin " ADAO – Asbestos Disease Awareness OrganizationOn August 24 and 31, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court is holding a public hearing to review the constitutionality of the state of São Paulo…

Inter Press Service News Article

IPS – Debate on Asbestos Safety Reaches Brazil’s Supreme Court | Inter Press ServiceActive Citizens, Civil Society, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, Labour, Latin America & the Caribbea…

International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) Blog

A Perfect DayInternational Ban Asbestos Secretariat A Perfect Day by Laurie Kazan-Allen Okay, so it is not unusual for the sun to shine in Brasilia. B…

Background

The Supreme Court hearing was requested by the Brazilian Chrysotile Institute, whose primary goal is to defend the use of asbestos – unbelievable!
CrisotilaThe beginning The Instituto Brasileiro do Crisotila was created as a result of joint efforts by the government, entrepreneurs and asbesto…
The article below, “Brazil’s Lone Heroine Fights for Rights of Asbestos Workers,” states the facts: Brazil is the world’s 3rd largest exporter of asbestos, as well as the world’s 5th largest user of asbestos.
The Cutting Edge NewsInching along at rush hour in her battered black Chevrolet Corsa, Fernanda Giannasi joked about the pariah status she’s attained with the…
“Dangers in the Dust” is an award-winning investigation into the global market for asbestos.
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Dangers in the Dust from The Center for Public IntegrityThis award-winning 2010 investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the BBC’s International News Servi…
Asbestos Business Thrives In Developing World, Despite Health Risks : NPRWe couldn’t let the week pass without noting Dangers in the Dust , an ambitious investigative series from the International Consortium of…

Videos

Known as the “Erin Brokovich of Brazil,” FernandaGiannasi is an unrelenting voice on behalf of asbestos victims. At the hearing, Giannasi will testify aboutthe horrific consequences of asbestos use. Watch her dynamic presentation, “Challenges to a Total Ban of Asbestos in Brazil.”
2012 ADAO AAC: Fernanda Giannasi, "Challenges to a Total Ban of Asbestos in Brazil"adao90278
Before heading to Brazil, Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder of ADAO, takes a moment to speak about asbestos products in the U.S.
ADAO Goes to Brazil for Landmark Asbestos Supreme Court Hearingadao90278
Watch the “Introduction to Asbestos” video, already viewed by over 87,000!
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Voices on the Wall: The Global Conversation about Brazil’s Supreme Court Hearing

Asbestos Kills —Wake up Im dying.Mavis Nye
Kill asbestos before it kills peopleAnthony Arcari
Abestos KILLS why? ignorance, greed, apathy. Laura Archer
Lutar Sempre…Vencer Talvez…"DESISTIR NUNCA"!José Zuliani Neto
Too Many Have Died NeedlesslyMoira Hendry Kds
Ban Asbestos, stop families unnecessary tearsDebra Farnsworth
Look at how it robs family’s !Suzanne Wickham
Asbestos kills – better off without it !Ursula Majoube
Even just one fibre can kill. No safe limit – needs banning absolutely.Sue Howell
Asbestos related disease IS preventable! Ban it now!Lisa Bhella
ASBESTOS is a silent KILLER!Mesothelioma Care
There is no safe asbestos! All asbestos kills!!!Lou Williams
Save the children. Please ban asbestos!Leah Coulbeck Nielsen
Choose life over money, ban asbestosRichard Clarke
Asbestos destroys perfectly happy familes unneccessarily xxLauren Ross
Amianto: morrendo indústria; lndústria de morrendo.Asbestos Hunter
‎"You can be smarter than us!"Jan Donovan Pelfrey
Ban it, or more will suffer….Ann Samuelson
Please destroy the legalized silent killerDeb Lynn
Call Asbestos what it is a KILLER……………………Esther O’Driscoll
Asbestos must be banned right now!Katy Fast
Do the right thing…ban it!Donna Johnson
Asbestos kills, educate yourselves, ban it!!!Laura Evens
ASBESTOS TAKES THE INNOCENT FROM US!Jill Cagle
I’m proud to be a member of ADAO, helping ban asbestos internationally!Suzanne Dupree

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