On May 16th, 2019 a noteworthy event, the European Wood Dust Conference, was held in Brussels. Numerous participants shared their preoccupations for workers exposed to wood dust (fibres).
VIETNAM NATIONAL ROOFSHEET ASSOCIATION _______________________ No: 05/BC-HHTLVN Re: Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Independence – Freedom – Happiness _______________________ Hanoi, 14 March 2019 Respectfully to: Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong – the General Secretary of the Party Central Committee, President of the Socialist Republic of...
(Investment Newspaper) – A rise in the US – China economic war is indicated by an event a couple of days ago in which the US President threatened to apply tax on the 500 billon dollar worth of good exported from China to the US. That amount of good almost equals the total quantity of...
“We know as well that there is an estimation of more than 100,000 deaths that can be attributable to exposure to asbestos, all types of asbestos,” says the WHO’s Dr Maria Neira.
(West Virginia Record) - Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they’re feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can’t get that Carole King tune out of their heads.
EUToday – Is it time to legislate the Mineral Wool industry more tightly at EU level? was the question asked at a Brussels conference today (July 27th).
Policy with asbestos-cement roof sheets, viewed from the house of the late General Secretary Do Muoi
(Dantri) Many questions on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam were proposed at the explanation conference organized by the Science, Technology & Environment Committee of National Assembly on November 3rd when the image of asbestos cement roof sheet house of the late General Secretary Do Muoi was given by the leader of the Committee for...
(VOV.VN) The inconsistency in policies on the use of chrysotile has restrained businesses and workers in the industry.
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?
(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...
BACKGROUND The World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO’s supreme decision-making body that determines the WHO’s policies, issued Resolution 60.26 in May 2007. The resolution requested the WHO to carry out a global campaign for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases "…bearing in mind a differentiated approach to regulating its various forms …"
"No!" to anti-asbestos aggression! - An open letter to Laurie Kazan-Allen, Ban Asbestos Group Curator, UK
After reading the report Global Overview: Asbestos Landscape 2018 presented at the International Asbestos Conference in Lisbon, Sofia Shkarednaya - A participant of the Public Movement of Women for Safe Work and Social Stability have sent a letter of disagreement to the author's point of view.
[Thanh nien] While it remains controversial on whether the production and use of chrysotile are hazardous, most experts emphasize the importance of technology improvement.
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.
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...