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“ROCA CONGRATULATES INDIA FOR CHANGING ITS POSITION ON CHRYSOTILE ASBESTOS”

Below is an important statement from the Rotterdam Convention Alliance (ROCA). The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization congratulates ROCA and our colleagues in Geneva on their momentous efforts to secure India’s support to include Chrysotile (white) asbestos in the Prior Informed … Continue reading

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The Daily Show: “Quebec and the Dark Side of Asbestos”

Brilliantly ‘The Daily Show’ focused on Quebec and the dark side of asbestos last night. Watch the video and post your comment on Jon Stewart’s forum. As a mesothelioma widow, it is reprehensible that Mr. Bernard Coulombe, President of the … 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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“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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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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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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Brazil: Federal Court Decision Prevents Repealing Surveillance of Asbestos In Enclosure Export In Coastal Region

Brazil: Federal Court Decision Prevents Repealing Surveillance of Asbestos In Enclosure Export In Coastal Region  NOTE: Please use the translation button in the upper right corner of the blog if needed. The biggest Brazilian company dedicated to export asbestos to Asia named CORTÊS got … Continue reading

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Merchants of Death from Quebec Seducing Indian Government & Companies

Press Release: New Delhi, 2/2/2011: BANI APPEALS TO COMMERCE, FINANCE & ENVIRONMENT MINISTRIES TO AVOID TRADE WITH PROMOTERS OF KILLER QUEBEC ASBESTOS IN INDIA   Merchants of Death from Quebec Seducing Indian Government & Companies  BANI SEEKS INCENTIVES FOR ASBESTOS ALTERNATIVES … Continue reading

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As a mesothelioma widow, I find it appalling, inhumane, and reprehensible that the Indian Supreme Court today refused to ban asbestos! Linda Reinstein

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India: The Rajasthan Asbestos Mine Workers’ Dharna is Successful

In 2007, the National Institute of Occupational Health conducted a test on Asbestos mining, studying and surveying 164 mine workers to determine the prevalence of the occupational disease Asbestosis. Of those 164 labourers, 93 mine workers were suspected of suffering … Continue reading

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