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White Lung Mourns Jose Jesus Pessora

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Members of the White Lung Association we send our upmost support and condo lances to the brothers and sisters of ABREA (Brazilian Asbestos Victims) for the tragic loss of Jose Jesus Pessora. Brother Pessora, known to many as Ze Da Capa worked for the Eternit asbestos company in Osasco, Brazil for over 27 years. Asbestos Disease claimed his life on March 11, 2005. Brother Pessora suffered with asbestosis, pleural plaques and scarring which caused his heart to overwork and fail.

Jose Jesus Pessora was a member and leader of the first group of ex-Eternit workers examined in 1995. He was a stout supporter of Fernanda and the world wide effort to ban asbestos and bring justice to asbestos victims. He served ABREA as an officer and organizer. The memory of his contributions to public health and his constant struggle for justice will be cherished by asbestos victims and their families throughout Brazil and the world.

One brave martyr has gone down, let ten thousand take his place!

Jim Fite

 


ABREA's Mourning <the following obituary translated from Portuguese by the author>

Jose Jesus Pessoa

(which nickname was ZE DA CAPA received as working for Eternit in Osasco for 27 years and 4 months because he was a leader of production and more experienced....he wore a kind of garment with white collar and very respected amongst his subordinated team).....He passed away on 3/11/2005 with 63 years old (he was born in 24/2/1942) and suffered asbestosis + pleural plaques...his heart didn't support and failed..............

He was in the first group of ex-Eternit workers examed in 1995 and helped me to fund ABREA....from 1995 until now he was very active....and has acted as treasurer, our public relations and was always smiling, polite person always supported my actions ...


Ze da Capa and his family (his wife and daughter) when I received the remarkable woman in 2001.

His death is a big loss for ABREA and especially for me.

Fernanda Giannasi

 

 


Front Page, Week Of:

3/28/05: April 1, 2005 to Serve as First National Asbestos Awareness Day

4/16/05: Spectre to Introduce U.S. Asbestos Bill This Week

5/22/05: Individuals Injured by Asbestos Exposure Oppose Specter's Trust Fund Legislation

10/16/05: Victim's Organizations Form Asbestos Victims Coalition in Opposition to Asbestos Trust Fund Legislation

Jim Fite's Alerts:

Asbestos Victim's Superfund Compensation Program

Asbestos Watch March 14, 2005 (Maryland chapter of the White Lung Association meetings)

Directorate of Safety, Health, and Environment (open letter)

(more...)


Joe Oliver's Alerts:

Copies of Asbestos Watch are available from 2005. Each month's edition is over a hundred pages of information of interest to asbestos victims and the general public. The cost is $35.00 each and they can be ordered from:

The White Lung Association
P.O. Box 1485
Baltimore, MD 21203.

All orders are prepaid with checks to the White Lung Association. Now available Feb, March and April.

Leonard Makowski's Alerts:

The White Lung Association stands in opposition to The Specter Bill (S.852)


WLA Alerts & News

S.1115: Bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products - This bill is supported by the WLA.

Meet Mr. Asbestos

Proceedings of the Asbestos Symposium for the Asian Countries - now available for purchase.

Australia Bans Asbestos!

(more...)

News:

Senator Specter Breaks Promise to Mesothelioma Patient and Research Community

Senate Judiciary Committee returns to Mark-Up on May 11th: Proposed asbestos trust fund legislation will further penalize victims of asbestos-caused diseases

(more...)


World Trade Center Health:

In May 2003, the Global Environment & Technology Foundation developed the "Asbestos Strategies" report.

British Asbestos Newsletter:

The latest issue is Spring 2005

(more...)

News from India:

The latest issue is September 22, 2005

(more...)

Features:

December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day

(more...)

Current Projects:

Asbestos Museum

 

Articles & Publications:

Occupational Respiratory Diseases: Asbestos Associated Disease -- Reprinted from: Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventative Medicine 11th ed. (John M. Last, Ed.) 1980, Appleton-Century-Crofts

Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation Not Betrayal: position release by the Board of Directors, White Lung Association

(more...)

Links:

Asbestos HQ - links to other websites and resources

Cancer Through a Carer's Eyes - homepage of Lorraine Kember, author of Lean on Me, a true story about her husband's battle with mesothelioma lung cancer and her emotional journey as she supports him throughout his ordeal.

VictimsÕ Organizations & Physicians Opposition Points, Senate Bill 852

(more...)


In Memoria:

Paul Safchuck May 21, 2003

Dr. William Nicholson Dies at 70

Ray Sentes Brave Fighter For Asbestos Victims

 


Front Page, Week Of:

4/16/05: Spectre to Introduce U.S. Asbestos Bill This Week

5/22/05: Individuals Injured by Asbestos Exposure Oppose Specter's Trust Fund Legislation

10/16/05: Victim's Organizations Form Asbestos Victims Coalition in Opposition to Asbestos Trust Fund Legislation

11/17/05: White Lung Mourns Jose Jesus Pessora

12/18/05: Frist Introducing Asbestos Bill in January

12/04/06: Asbestos Watch Newsletter: Help Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the WHITE LUNG ASSOCIATION

Jim Fite's Alerts:

Asbestos Victim's Superfund Compensation Program

Asbestos Watch March 14, 2005 (Maryland chapter of the White Lung Association meetings)

Directorate of Safety, Health, and Environment (open letter)

(more...)


Joe Oliver's Alerts:

Joe Oliver, National Board Member and former President of the White Lung Association, has issued a call to all persons to help gather evidence on the conspiracy by asbestos trade organizations to suppress the knowledge about the hazards of asbestos exposure.

If you know anything about this horrific history or have documents which can be used to further prove their heinous crimes, please contact Joe Oliver, WLA, POB 1483, Balt. MD 21203.

Leonard Makowski's Alerts:

The White Lung Association stands in opposition to The Specter Bill (S.852)


WLA Alerts & News

S.1115: Bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products - This bill is supported by the WLA.

Meet Mr. Asbestos

Proceedings of the Asbestos Symposium for the Asian Countries - now available for purchase.

Australia Bans Asbestos!

(more...)

News:

Senator Specter Breaks Promise to Mesothelioma Patient and Research Community

Senate Judiciary Committee returns to Mark-Up on May 11th: Proposed asbestos trust fund legislation will further penalize victims of asbestos-caused diseases

(more...)


World Trade Center Health:

In May 2003, the Global Environment & Technology Foundation developed the "Asbestos Strategies" report.

British Asbestos Newsletter:

The latest issue is Spring 2005

(more...)

News from India:

The latest issue is January 4, 2007

(more...)

Features:

December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day

(more...)

Current Projects:

Asbestos Museum

 

Articles & Publications:

Occupational Respiratory Diseases: Asbestos Associated Disease -- Reprinted from: Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventative Medicine 11th ed. (John M. Last, Ed.) 1980, Appleton-Century-Crofts

Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation Not Betrayal: position release by the Board of Directors, White Lung Association

(more...)

Links:


In Memoria:

Paul Safchuck May 21, 2003

Dr. William Nicholson Dies at 70

Ray Sentes Brave Fighter For Asbestos Victims


For more information please contact info whitelung org.