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MEDIA EVENT NOTICE: Global petition demanding action on chrysotile and reform of the Rotterdam Convention to be handed to COP President Rotterdam Convention Tuesday 2nd May

GLOBAL ASBESTOS ACTION ALLIANCE MEDIA EVENT NOTICE Global petition demanding action on chrysotile and reform of the Rotterdam Convention to be handed to COP President Rotterdam Convention Tuesday 2nd May Where:                   Front Entrance Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) … Continue reading

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GBAN Deeply Mourns the Loss of Australian Charter Member Lou Williams

Posted on April 18, 2017 The Global Ban Asbestos Network (GBAN) mourns the loss of our own beloved Australian Mesothelioma Warrior, Louise “Lou” Williams, who passed away on April 18, 2017, after courageously battling mesothelioma for more than 14 years. The impact Lou … Continue reading

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“Lessons Learned from the Asbestos Spy” by Hazards Magazine Editor Rory O’Neil

“Lessons Learned from the Asbestos Spy” by Hazards Magazine Editor Rory O’Neil Posted on January 12, 2017 There’s quite a few cautionary lessons [regarding the Rob Moore asbestos spy case], some of which I didn’t anticipate. These were reinforced by the … Continue reading

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“Familial Mesothelioma: ‘The Serial Killer’ of the Corporative Crime” by Francisco Báez Baquet

Posted on January 12, 2017 By: Francisco Báez Baquet Translation: Irene Iglesias Díaz-González (Original text, in Spanish language, published in: «Rebelión», 12 Nov. 2016  Preliminary note The present study consists in an update of the content of chapter number 3 … Continue reading

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Lou Williams, GBAN Australian Director: “There Is No Safe Asbestos! ALL ASBESTOS KILLS!”

Posted on May 6, 2016 I am constantly amazed to read/hear various reports around the world that continue to pop up saying that not all forms of asbestos are dangerous/deadly! Some for their own reasons choose to believe that chrysotile … 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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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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Global Ban Asbestos Network Member Letter

Global Ban Asbestos Network Member Letter Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Dear GBAN Members, Can you believe that it’s been nearly four years since GBAN was founded by the Brazilian Association for the Asbestos-Exposed (ABREA) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)? Thanks to … Continue reading

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The ANDEVA International Demonstration for Asbestos Victims, Paris by Yvonne Waterman

In the early afternoon of October 13th, I found myself walking determinately through the streets of Paris to the central meeting point of an international asbestos demonstration that would cross the inner city of Paris and end at the impressive … Continue reading

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Canada Refused to Allow Asbestos to be Put on United Nations List of Hazardous Substances by Kathleen Ruff

At the UN Conference in Geneva June 20 to 24, the more than a hundred countries present were on the point of achieving consensus to add chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention’s list of hazardous substances. Countries can still export … Continue reading

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