Wood Dust: An important risk to human health

Wood Dust: An important risk to human health

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).

Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam

Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam
  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...

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...
THE REALITY IN THE WHO SECRETARIAT'S RECOMMENDATION TO BAN ASBESTOS

THE REALITY IN THE WHO SECRETARIAT'S RECOMMENDATION TO BAN ASBESTOS

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 …"

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...