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“Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade” by Kathleen Ruff

Toronto Star: “Canada is on the sidelines when it comes to banning asbestos trade” by Kathleen Ruff  February 27, 2015 Canada is sending a terrible message to the rest of the world. Oppose responsible trade; reject scientific evidence; obstruct international co-operation. By: Kathleen Ruff … Continue reading

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The 1st conference of the European Asbestos Forum – Update from Yvonne Waterman

  Yvonne Waterman, a GBAN Charter Member for the Netherlands, will be hosting a large international asbestos conference at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 27th. The European Asbestos Forum (EAF) aims to improve networks … Continue reading

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“Continuing health threat posed by asbestos-cement roofing: two case studies from Denmark” by Kathleen Ruff

Posted on February 4, 2015 SOURCE: Right on Canada  At a symposium on Why Is Asbestos Still A Health Problem? held in Copenhagen on December 12, 2014, Dr. Rolf Petersen presented two cases studies which showed individuals with mesothelioma, who had no … Continue reading

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“Asbestos Health Awareness Campaign in Indonesia” by Paul Palmer and Samuel Anthonysz

NOTE: It was exciting to see the Global Ban Asbestos Network (GBAN), a non-profit and independent initiative, help Paul Palmer connect with the Indonesian GBAN Member, Darisman, for their Asbestos Health Awareness Campaign. GBAN was founded in 2010 by the Asbestos … Continue reading

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“International Day of Asbestos Victims” Book by the French National Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims (ANDEVA)

This book contains the proceedings from the “International Day of Asbestos Victims” symposium organized by French National Association for the Defense of Asbestos Victims (ANDEVA) which was held in Paris on October, 12 2012.  This two-part book includes presentations from … Continue reading

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“Scientists publish Erratum to disclose their conflicts of interest” by Kathleen Ruff

Posted on December 6, 2014 SOURCE: Right on Canada  In 2012, Carlo La Vecchia and Paolo Boffetta published an article in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention (EJCP) entitled Role of stopping exposure and recent exposure to asbestos in the risk of mesothelioma. In … Continue reading

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Petition to have Stephan Schmidheiny Judged by the International Court of Justice in La Hague for Crimes against Humanity

Petition to have Stephan Schmidheiny Judged by the International Court of Justice in La Hague for Crimes against Humanity Posted on December 5, 2014 Dear Friends, We are still shocked for the outrageous verdict issued by the Italian Supreme Court which … Continue reading

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Press Release November 19th after Court of Cassation Verdict on Eternit

Posted on November 22, 2014 Press Release November 19th after Court of Cassation Verdict on Eternit We express our strongest indignation and disagreement for the shameful and unfair verdict of the Court of Cassation issued on the 19th of November … Continue reading

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Asbestos: “Art, Science, and Politics” Conference Update from Dr. Barry Castleman

Posted on November 10, 2014 “A conference was held in Bogota called “Art, Science, and Politics” on November 5-7.  Prior to this event, there were some reports in the local newspaper, El Tiempo. The spokesman for the asbestos industry (Ascolfibras), … Continue reading

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BRAZIL: Asbestos Added to the National List of Carcinogenic Agents for Human Beings

Posted on October 9, 2014 I am pleased to share the publication from the Ministerial Decree No. 9 of 2014, the Brazilian Ministry of Labor, Social Security, and Health, establishing a National List of Carcinogenic Agents for Human Beings (LINACH), … Continue reading

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