Tag Archives: asbestos-related diseases

ADAO Urges the Rotterdam Convention Delegates to List Chrysotile Asbestos on the PIC List Now

Posted on May 1, 2015 The UN Rotterdam Convention is a critical piece of the global effort to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals, including asbestos.  Join in solidarity. Be heard. Share your message of support by posting pictures, short videos, and messages … Continue reading

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“Potential years of life lost (PYLL) caused by asbestos-related diseases in the world” in press from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine

We applied the well-established, but rather under-utilized, indicator of PYLL to estimate the global burden of mesothelioma and asbestosis. All deaths caused by mesothelioma and asbestosis that were reported by 82 and 55 countries, respectively, to the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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“Crossing Paths” by Noel Colina

A guest blog post by Noel Colina Art, visual art in particular, can be used and is being used to compress messages and even narratives into short, powerful images, thus the quote “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Advertisers … Continue reading

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Statement from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Regarding International Joint Opposition Letter to Zimbabwean Government on Re-Opening of Asbestos Mines

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2011 Statement from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Regarding International Joint Opposition Letter to Zimbabwean Government on Re-Opening of Asbestos Mines Global Effort to Protect Public Health Redondo Beach, CA … May 13, 2011 — … 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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“Exposed – The Facts about Asbestos” – April 1 – 7, 2011

GLOBAL ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK: Join us for Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) on April 1 – 7, 2011 to raise asbestos awareness and prevent asbestos-caused diseases. Over the course of seven days, we will share how asbestos impacts the citizens … Continue reading

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“India should bury asbestos, not people”

Press Release – Ban Asbestos Network India “India should bury asbestos, not people” Medical Scientists Adopt & Endorse New Delhi Declaration Seeking Elimination of Chrysotile (White) Asbestos New Delhi/24 March 2011: Sounding the alarm bells for Indians, Dr Alec Farquhar, … Continue reading

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Manila, Philippines: House Committee approves asbestos ban bills

A post courtesy of Ban Asbestos Philippines Manila, Philippines (16 March 2011) – The House of Representatives Committee on Ecology approved House Bill Nos. 479 and 896. The approval came after the bill authors agreed to an amendment addressing installed … Continue reading

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