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Press Release: Prime Minister should ensure that Indian govt officials do not get subordinated by asbestos industry at UN meet underway in Geneva

Posted on May 14, 2015 UN Meet on hazardous substances concludes on May 15 Making India rife with asbestos related diseases, a sad legacy for Make in India slogan Indian opposition to listing of white chrysotile asbestos in UN hazardous … Continue reading

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India blocks listing of Chrysotile Asbestos in Rotterdam Convention: Hides behind smokescreen of bogus science

Posted May 14, 2015 India along with a handful of countries including Russia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Cuba once again blocked the listing of Chrysotile Asbestos in the Prior Informed Consent list (PIC) at a UN convention meeting currently underway … Continue reading

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Press Release from India: List Chrysotile Asbestos in PIC List Ban Asbestos NOW!

Release Date – 30 April, 2015 Victims and Activists urge the Indian Government to Ban all forms of asbestos and allow listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance at an upcoming UN meeting In a press conference held today, … Continue reading

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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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