The anti-asbestos lobby's new way to get rich. Now it is Europe's turn

The anti-asbestos lobby's new way to get rich. Now it is Europe's turn
Anti-asbestos lobbyists and activists are exerting pressure on the European Commission, demanding the establishment of a mandatory special-purpose program to dismantle every product that has ever been manufactured containing asbestos in the EU. The question is, whose interests does such a program really promote?

Conspiracy of vultures: How unethical asbestos lawyers feed on human misery

Conspiracy of vultures: How unethical asbestos lawyers feed on human misery
(The Daily Caller) A showdown in an Austin courtroom Tuesday may unseal the 20 year old deposition of renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd that might help lead to the exposure of the illegitimacy of thousands of asbestos lawsuits. We have all seen the ads from the most high-profile and politically connected law firms in America...

Are workmen installing or fixing asbestos cement roof at risk of exposure to chrysotile?

Are workmen installing or fixing asbestos cement roof at risk of exposure to chrysotile?
Typical test results of air sampling show that fibre concentration is around 0.07 fibre/cc during cutting and installation of chrysotile cement roofing sheets. This is far below the level of 0.5 fibre/cc envisaged. There will be no risk for workmen or carpenters if they follow properly recommended work practices while installing or fixing roofing sheets.

The asbestos problem beneath our feet

The asbestos problem beneath our feet
ABC News reported on 27 March that Australia’s water consumers –just about every one of us – face an $8 billion bill to replace some 40,000kms of water pipes made with asbestos cement that are nearing the end of their useful life.

Uncivil servant

Uncivil servant
Maria Neira is an international civil servant. She is supposed to work for you and me. As a leading figure at the World Health Organisation (WHO), her role is to implement decisions taken by international governments.

A plea for restoring the Rotterdam Convention's original mandate

A plea for restoring the Rotterdam Convention's original mandate
Over the past years, the Rotterdam Convention has shamelessly been turned into the “Chrysotile asbestos Convention”, an undisputable fact that damages its credibility and now threatens its very existence. Its Secretariat's incapacity to face the anti-asbestos crusaders and vested interests determined to list chrysotile asbestos in the Convention's Annex III, come what may, is a...

The antics of Tran Tuan and his fellows

The antics of Tran Tuan and his fellows
In 2014, many seminars and conferences were held to discuss whether to ban the use of chrysotile in Vietnam. Those seminars raised many different opinions which confused the media and public.