Tag Archives: asbestosis

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 Since the inception of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), U.S. Sen. Barbara … 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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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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“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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Bihar, India: People’s movement stalls the construction of an asbestos factory

A guest blog post by Rajkumar Chaudhary, Citizen Forum against Asbestos (Patna, Bihar) The people’s protest against the construction of asbestos factory on fertile agricultural land in the densely populated area of Chainpur-Vishunpur village under the Marwan blocin Muzaffarpur district … Continue reading

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ADAO Applauds Senate for Passage of Seventh Annual Resolution that Establishes “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

For Immediate Release: March 10, 2011  ADAO Applauds Senate for Passage of Seventh Annual Resolution that establishes “National Asbestos Awareness Week” 2011 also Marks Transformation into Global Asbestos Awareness Week    Washington, DC … March 10, 2011 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization … Continue reading

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ADAO Joins Millions around the World to Observe Rare Disease Day

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2011 Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Joins Millions around the World to Observe Rare Disease Day WASHINGTON, DC … February 28, 2011 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community … Continue reading

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India: Bihar Youth are Turning Knowledge into Action

“Student protest halts asbestos factory in Bihar, India” ADAO congratulates the youth of Bihar, India for standing up for the health and wellness of their village by protesting the construction of a local asbestos factory.  Asbestos is a known human … Continue reading

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