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, August 2, 2012

The devil in the asbestos deal

Montreal Gazette, August 2, 2012
Re: “Jeffrey Mine backers face headwinds” (Gazette, July 31).

In light of the recommendations of the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology, which called for a global ban on the mining, use and export of all forms of asbestos, the $56-million loan offered by the Charest government must be immediately withdrawn.

There is no longer any doubt that asbestos invariably causes disease and premature death, and that continued use of this deadly chemical can lead to a public health catastrophe.

Quebec cannot afford to play the role of the devil in this asbestos deal.

Jalaluddin S. Hussain

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