Civil society organizations in Asia call for a global ban on asbestos, highlight dangers in shipbreaking [India, Bangladesh & Pakistan]

Author: NGO shipbreaking Platform, Published on: 27 November 2013

During the annual Asia Ban Asbestos Network meeting, Bangladeshi civil society organisations launched the Bangladesh Ban Asbestos Network (B-BAN) under the auspices…of Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, a member organisation of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Anti-asbestos organisations, victims groups, researchers, and medical experts…demand a complete ban on the mining and the use of asbestos, which is still causing asbestos-related diseases (known as ARD) amongst workers and communities in Asia.

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