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.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Help ban Canadian asbestos

PLEASE NOTE. If you are outside Canada, then when you send the email, use the David Suzuki Foundation's province & postal code.
For province, put Ontario.
For postal code, put 
K1P 5H3
Then your message will get sent.

The David Suzuki Foundation, one of Canada's leading environmental groups, has launched a campaign to get 3,000 emails sent to Prime Minister Harper and Premier Charest to stop the financing of the Jeffrey mine.
Please forward this email as widely as you can and ask people to click and send a message. Let's get 10,000 emails sent! It takes a couple of seconds to send the message and help stop the plan to finance the export of 5 million tonnes of asbestos to developing countries by Canada for the next quarter century.
Please note that people overseas can send the email. You just choose "none" for the question "province". Please note also that you have to answer a simple math question at the end in order to prevent spam.

Help ban Canadian asbestos

The Canadian chrysotile asbestos industry works hard to promote chrysotile as a safer asbestos, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer and theWorld Health Organization (PDF) remind us that all types of asbestos are cancer-causing and harmful when inhaled. 

At present, the owner of Jeffrey Mine, one of two remaining chrysotile mining operations in Canada, is asking the Quebec Government for a loan guarantee of $58 million to allow the company to extract 200,000 tonnes of asbestos a year. 

Tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Quebec Premier Jean Charest to stop propping up the asbestos industry and prevent disease.

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