Closure of Asbestos factory in Bihiya, Bhojpur will be a genuine tribute to the memory of Prof. Ishwari Prasad
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Legacy of Ishwari Prasad, a noted supporter of asbestos free Bihar movement will remain alive Prof. Ishwari Prasad, noted economist from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) used to argue against the externalization of health costs due to hazardous industries like asbestos industry. He said, “We cannot wait for studies and counting of dead bodies for government to act. The global evidence is incontrovertible” at the Conference on Environmental and Occupational Health in the presence of Chairman, Bihar Legislative Council  on December 24, 2012. He signed the Patna Dec ..read more
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Jim Fite, the veteran warrior for asbestos-free world will continue to inspire BANI's struggle for justice
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Jim Fite is no more. He died at the age of 77 on January 1, 2024 at his home in Baltimore. He was founder and longtime executive director of the White Lung Association (WLA), the first asbestos victims’ group in the US. I met Jim in Ottawa in September 2003 where he gave a presentation on the work of  White Lung Association (WLA), formed in 1979. He was appreciative of the work of the one year old Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) on the website of WLA. He had published the resolution of BANI which was adopted at its launch in April 2002. He was deeply critical of a ..read more
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Brazilians protest against delay in verdict against asbestos mine, India continues to procure asbestos from Brazil
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Towards the end of 2023 Brazilian asbestos victims demonstrated in Brasilia over the postponement of verdict by the Supreme Court (STF) which could have shut down operations at the Brazil’s Cana Brava asbestos mine, the only mine still producing asbestos in Brazil. This long-awaited verdict was scheduled to be delivered in early November 2023.  “As in many other countries, our Supreme Court can sometimes move at a glacial pace. Nevertheless, it is most unusual for the Court’s timetable to be altered at the last minute and without any explanation. The case pending was relatively simple wi ..read more
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Open Letter to Union Health Minister seeks stoppage of continued sale of all talc power
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To   Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Government of India New Delhi   Date: 13/11/2023 Subject: Stoppage of the continued sale of all talc power for saving lives of present and future generation of Indians, carcinogenic asbestos fibers pose fatal threat to life   Sir,    This is with reference to the efforts of the government of Netherlands to raise the cancer classification of talc in the EU which paves the way for ban talc in cosmetics and submission of application for withdrawal of license dated 22 June, 2023 given to Maharashtr ..read more
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International Mesothelioma Interest Group General Policy Statement on Asbestos
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From Archives: iMig general policy statement on asbestos   20 February 2019   The International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) is a community of physicians, basic researchers, clinician/scientists, care providers, and social advocates that is engaged in understanding the underlying genetics, molecular mechanisms, proteomics, and epidemiologic factors associated with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and nearly universally fatal cancer specifically caused by asbestos.    The goal of those involved with iMig is to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos, to i ..read more
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U.S. Geological Survey provides several substitutes for asbestos
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Asbestos is poisonous for Brazilian citizens and for the citizens of some 70 countries but Indian ministries of commerce and chemicals continues to permit it's import disregarding it's lethal consequences for the present and future generations of Indians. Notably, "asbestos production in Brazil is permitted for export purposes only", reveals the Mineral Commodity Summaries of January 2023, U.S. Geological Survey. Till recently, Canada too had similar policy of double standards wherein it had no home use asbestos policy but it exported it to India with the complicity of Indian law makers and r ..read more
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Lessons for India from the conviction of Swiss asbestos billionaire for manslaughter
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Public Statement Lessons for India from the conviction of Swiss asbestos billionaire found guilty of causing death of 392 people due to carcinogenic asbestos mineral fibers   Similar fate awaits the manufacturers of asbestos based products in India   Will Yale University rescind the honorary degree given to Stephan Schmidheiny and will winners of Max Schmidheiny Freedom Prize return their prizes now?   June 9, 2023   The fate of Stephan Schmidheiny, a Swiss billionaire who has been sentenced to 12 years in jail on aggravated manslaughter charges connected to ..read more
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Yale University rescinded comedian Bill Cosby's honorary degree for sexual assault but not of Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny for asbestos related deaths: Dr. Barry Castleman
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Dr. Barry Castleman, the renowned author of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects has been interviewed in a recent issue of Corporate Crime Reporter about the criminal prosecution of the Eternit asbestos billionaire in the Italian courts in the backdrop of the upcoming verdict in Stephan Schmidheiny's murder trial of over 392 people who died from mesothelioma on June 7, 2023 in Novara, Italy.  In the interview, he has discussed the greenwashing of Schmidheiny's image by the 300 years old Yale University which awarded him an honorary degree in 1996. The University is putting its ow ..read more
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BANI endorses appeal of UN experts to support listing of hazardous chemicals like chrysotile asbestos
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BANI endorses appeal of UN experts to Parties to Rotterdam Convention like India to support listing of hazardous chemicals like chrysotile asbestos Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs urged to support listing of chrysotile asbestos in the UN list Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) endorses the call of the UN experts to safeguard public health of the present and future generations from recognized hazardous chemicals like chrysotile asbestos. In a significant development UN experts have issued a statement in Geneva calling on all Parties including India to the Rotterdam C ..read more
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Why India must support inclusion of Chrysotile asbestos in the UN’s list of Rotterdam Convention
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  To   Hon’ble Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Government of India New Delhi   Date: 25/04/2023   Through Shri Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India     Subject: Why India must support inclusion of Chrysotile asbestos in the UN’s list of Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade    Sir/Madam,   With reference to the upcoming eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed ..read more
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