Make India Asbestos Free

Make India Asbestos Free
For Asbestos Free India

Journal of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) that works for Asbestos Free India inspired by trade union leader Purnendu Majumadar. Occupational Health India and ToxicsWatch Alliance are its members that includes doctors, researchers and activists. BANI demands criminal liability for companies and medico-legal remedy for victims. It works with trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. For Details: 1715krishna@gmail.com

Monday, February 4, 2008

PRESS Invite: Right to Information Act exposes pro-asbestos role of Chemicals Ministry

An expose has been compiled based on documents obtained through Right to Information Act 2005 which chronicles a blatant attempt by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers to deceive the international community and lie to the Indian public and parliament about the health hazards of asbestos (chrysotile-white asbestos). The dossier details the truth behind a Government-commissioned piece of “research” entitled: Implementation of Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedures - Study of Health Hazards/ Environment Hazards Resulting from the Use of Chrysotile Variety of Asbestos in the Country.

Corporate Accountability Desk-The Other Media and Ban Asbestos Network of India invites members of the press to the release of: A Fox in the Hen House: Made-to-order science and India’s asbestos policy.

Representatives of major trade unions will be addressing the media at the release.

Venue: The Press Club of India, I, Raisina Road, New Delhi
Date: 5th February 2008 (Tuesday); Time: 12 pm


Contact:
Gopal Krishna: 9818089660
Shalini Sharma: 9891442037
Madhumita Dutta: 09444390240

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