Tag Archives: Asbestos Awareness Conference

“Mesothelioma deaths reported to the WHO increased twofold in 15 years” by Dr. Vanya Delgermaa

Our paper entitled “Global mesothelioma deaths reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 1994 and 2008” was recently accepted by the Bulletin of the WHO and published online (http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/11-086678.pdf) The overall mortality rates of reported mesothelioma were less than 10 … Continue reading

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Eternit Trial Update by Silvana Mossano, La Stampa Journalist

Note: For the ease of global sharing, we have posted the La Stampa article in Italian and English “Sunday July the 17th, 2011 Alessandria edition of La Stampa by Silvana Mossano, Torino, Italy Arrivano i francesi. Saranno i 5 legali … Continue reading

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ETERNIT TRIAL UPDATE: 20 Years in Jail for Asbestos Billionaire

Turin, Italy, July 4th, 2011 Statement by the asbestos victims’ association of Casale Monferrato, Associazione Famigliari e Vittime dell’Amianto (AFEVA) “In a criminal trial in Turin, prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello delivered a closing statement in the trial of asbestos magnates Stephan … Continue reading

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Groups Ask Harper to Put Global Health ahead of Interests of Asbestos Lobby

More than two hundred environmental and health groups, labor unions, asbestos victims’ organizations, and scientists from around the world to urge Prime Minister Harper to support the listing of Chrysotile asbestos on the United Nations Rotterdam Convention’s “prior informed consent” … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Remembering our Brave Veterans Who Gave Their Lives for Our Country

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is remembering the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country and those who also lost their lives from asbestos-caused diseases as a result of being exposed to asbestos during their … Continue reading

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International Declaration: “Un Mondo Senza Amianto – A World Without Asbestos”

On April 28-29, 2011 in Casale Monferrato, Italy, a group of delegates from around the world gathered together at the Associazione Famigliari Vittime Amianto (AFEVA)’s “A World without Asbestos” conference calling for a global ban on asbestos and continued fight … Continue reading

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GBAN Joins International Delegates in Italy on for “A World without Asbestos”

GBAN is honored to be a part of a global consortium of asbestos awareness advocates speaking in Casale Monferrato, Italy on April 28th. The two-day “A World without Asbestos” conference is organized by Associazione Famigliari e Vittime dell’Amianto(AFEVA) together with … Continue reading

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Gujarat Composite Ltd: A Case Study

// A guest post by Mohit Gupta, GBAN member Shree Digvijay Cement (SDCL) started commercial production of cement in 1949. A plant to manufacture asbestos cement pipes was commissioned in Nov.’62, with Johns Manville Corporation, being the technical consultant. In … Continue reading

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BANI Condemns Quebec Govt’s Support for asbestos mine expansion

Thursday, April 14, 2011 Press Release BANI Condemns Quebec Govt’s Support for asbestos mine expansion Scientists, Doctors & Jurists Seek Elimination of White Asbestos Environmental & Health Groups Demand Asbestos Free India Existing Ban on Asbestos Mining in India Must … Continue reading

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Asbestos: One Word. One Week. One World.

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