Press Release: AFeVA Press Release on Italian Court Ruling

Posted on November 29, 2016

PRESS RELEASE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS  (AFEVA) 

AFEVA LogoThe Association of the Relatives of Asbestos Victims (AFEVA) of Casale Monferrato and Cavagnolo and the CGIL, CISL and UIL Trade unions wish to release the following statement with reference to the today’s ruling by the Turin preliminary hearing magistrate (GUP) on the so called Eternit-bis trial: 

We waited two years for this result and words cannot describe all the feeling the great effort with nothing to show for has left us with. 

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Presenting ACV and GARDS October 2016 Newsletter

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Please catch up on the latest asbestos news out of Australia with the October 2016 Newsletter from the Asbestos Council of Victoria (ACV) and Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc. (GARDS).

Inside this issue, you’ll find information regarding upcoming asbestos awareness events including the 2016 Christmas Lunch, details about international asbestos conferences, a photo gallery of asbestos imports, and much more!

View the newsletter here.

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Presenting the ANROEV Network Newsletter “OSH Rights” Issue number 38

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Posted October 17, 2016
Dear All,
Presenting the Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV) Network newsletter “OSH Rights” Issue number 38.
Occupational safety and Health (OSH) Rights is a quarterly newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety issues in Asia. The newsletter contains information and news about the campaigns of the network in Asia – Mining, Victims Organising, Lung Diseases, Electronics. 
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ADAO’s 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference April 7 – 9, 2017

SAVE THE DATE

Join us at the ADAO 13th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference
“Where Knowledge and Action Unite”
April 7 – 9, 2017
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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Reflecting on Three Informative, Inspiring Days of Brazil’s Asbestos Seminar

ADAO’s RESOURCE PAGE for Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach

October 6, 2016: On the Frontlines of Change: Day One of Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach

October 7, 2016: On the Frontlines of Change: Day Two of Brazil’s International Seminar on Asbestos: A Socio-Legal Approach 

October 11, 2016: Reflecting on Three Informative, Inspiring Days of Brazil’s Asbestos Seminar

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Over 200 asbestos victims, lawmakers, trade unionists, and lawyers gathered in Brazil.

Posted on October 11, 2016 

After three days of seminar programming in Brazil, I am leaving filled with so much inspiration and admiration. It was an honor to join such passionate and knowledgeable advocates discussing how the global anti-asbestos community can partner for prevention. Continue reading

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EPA Takes Action on PBT Chemicals – Pressure to Name Asbestos on Top Ten List Remains Fierce

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I want to clarify some confusing news you may have seen this week about asbestos and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals from the EPA’s 2014 Workplan list for expedited review under the new TSCA Section 6 (h).

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Exciting NEWS: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer Introduces the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016

Press Release: ADAO President Urges Congressional Support of Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, Introduced Today by Senator Barbara Boxer

Posted on September 30, 2016

ar-ban-bill-2016-fb-canvaSince the inception of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has been the strongest champion asbestos victims could ask for. Today, she solidified this position by introducing the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016, with co-sponsorship from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

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Join Us at the Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) Symposium on the 19 October

Posted on September 29, 2016

Lou Williams, GBAN Australian National Director

Lou Williams, GBAN Australian National Director

My next venture will be to Brisbane to speak at the Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) Symposium on the 19 October. I am particularly looking forward to catching up with other Meso Warriors after the event for a high tea so we can all have a big hug session. These events are very special to my heart. I will be joining three expert speakers at the Symposium who will aim to educate us on asbestos related disease from their perspective. Professor Niko van Zandwijk from ADRI will touch on the many advancements and developments in the treatment for Mesothelioma. Dr Katherine Semple will be clarifying the distinction between the various asbestos related diseases and Dr Edwards will talking about how chest X-rays and CT scans can be used to diagnose asbestos disease. I will be talking about my journey and my fight to have Keytruda put on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme her in Australia. I understand that the speakers will be filmed and their sessions available on the ADSS website www.adss.org.au shortly after the event. Should people wish to attend they can contact ADSS on 1800 776 412.

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Lou Williams, GBAN Australian Director: I’m back on Keytruda after break of 6 months!

Posted on September 10, 2016

Please read and share this update on my journey with Keytruda and my efforts to have it made available to mesothelioma patients through Australia’s Pharmacetical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Currently Keytruda is on PBS for Melanoma cancer only (as of Sept 2015).  Melanoma patients now pay $6 for infusions of Keytruda while patients who are having Keytruda as a life saving drug pay $5,000 to $10,000 per infusion! I know firsthand the benefits of this drug: I have been battling mesothelioma for 13 years, but thanks to Keytruda I am able to continue doing asbestos advocacy work daily, in particular serving as a resource for newly diagnosed patients.

Please join thousands of others and sign my petition to help make this life-saving drug available to Australia’s Mesothelioma Warriors!

PETITION UPDATE: Lou Williams back on Keytruda after break of 6 months!

Lou Williams, GBAN Australian National Director

Lou Williams, GBAN Australian National Director

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AFeVA COMUNICATO: Sentenza Corte Costituzionale

Posted on July 21, 2016

Casale Monferrato, Giovedì 21 luglio 2016

COMUNICATO

AFEVA Logo“È chiaro che, anche dal punto di vista rigorosamente materiale, la morte di una persona, seppure cagionata da una medesima condotta, dà luogo ad un nuovo evento, e quindi ad un fatto diverso rispetto alla morte di altre persone”.

Più chiara di così, la Corte Costituzionale non poteva davvero essere: il processo Eternit bis “s’ha da fare” eccome!

È questa l’unica, inequivocabile indicazione che si può ricavare dalla lettura della sentenza della Corte Costituzionale, finalmente depositata oggi. Nonostante, infatti, la Corte riconosca fondata, in termini generali, la questione sollevata dal Gip di Torino, ne disinnesca completamente la portata pratica nel processo, con argomenti, oltre che giuridici, di comune buon senso.

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