Make India Asbestos Free

Make India Asbestos Free
For Asbestos Free India

Journal of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI). Asbestos Free India campaign of BANI is inspired by trade union movement and right to health campaign. BANI has been working since 2000. It works with peoples movements, doctors, researchers and activists besides trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. BANI demands criminal liability for companies and medico-legal remedy for victims. For Details: krishnagreen@gmail.com

Monday, April 29, 2019

Indian govt's immoral policy on asbestos indefensible

Indian govt's immoral policy on enviro-occupational diseases like incurable but preventable asbestos related diseases causes 50,000 deaths/yr. India's purchase of asbestos from Russia, Brazil & Kazakhstan despite banning asbestos mining is indefensible. 

Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) which is a people's alliance working for asbestos free India since 2000 was represented by its co-founder Dr Gopal Krishna at the 15th Annual Conference of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO). He briefed the delegates from some 10 countries about the unscientific stance of Government of India on continued trade, manufacture and use of white chrysotile asbestos. He spoke at George Washington University on the subject of deadly propaganda of the asbestos industry, Rotterdam Convention and the need for a mandatory UN treaty to hold corporate criminals like asbestos companies accountable for the ongoing worldwide public health disaster. 


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