Communication, Collaboration, and Action Thrive in Global Ban Asbestos Network

GBAN_logoPosted on May 6, 2014 

The Global Ban Asbestos Network (GBAN) was founded in 2010 by the Brazilian Association for the Asbestos-Exposed (ABREA) and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to provide a social network resource for Communication, Collaboration and Action sharing “ban asbestos” information worldwide.

As our reach has grown to nearly 30,000 viewers, Fernanda Giannasi (ABREA) and I are thrilled to welcome three new members in leadership roles. Lou Williams, Australian National Director, Dr. Ken Takahashi, Asian Regional Director, and Yvonne Waterman, European Regional Director, will serve as communication coordinators for the network, bringing together 33 Members from 21 countries.  For Dr. Takahashi and Yvonne, we are acknowledging the invaluable role they already play in GBAN. Lou is new to our group, an expert in social media, asbestos organizations, and educational efforts in Australia and around the world, and also a Mesothelioma Warrior.  All three presented at the 2014 ADAO conference in April and we encourage you to watch their videos to learn more.

Would your organization or union like to be part of GBAN? Our network serves as a connecting point for independent nonprofit victims organizations, public health activists and occupational safety and health organizations.  If you represent any of these groups, we hope you will join us. Email today with your request. GBAN is powered by volunteers and does not have any staff of our own.

GBAN welcomes your news, letters, petitions, educational materials, press releases, photos and blogs of 200 words or less, via email to  Please note, GBAN does not make medical or legal referrals.

In unity,


Linda Reinstein, GBAN Co-Founder and Charter Member


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