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What's new at White Lung

Australia:

Australia Ends Asbestos Use -- by Laurie Kazan-Allen, January 2, 2004


Bermuda:

No prosecution in Southside asbestos scandal -- by Stephen Breen, The Royal Gazette, January 07. 2004


Botswana:

Government rehabilitates abandoned mines -- The Daily News, 8 January, 2004


Brazil:

Brazil's Asbestos Victims Gasp for Justice -- the Dutch magazine Ode on asbestos, 20 October 2003

Your Money or Your Life -- interview with activist Fernanda Giannasi by Al Jazeera's correspondant in Brazil about asbestos

Canada:

Offensive publicitaire prochrysotile an article in French on an offensive by the ProChrysotile Movement to document "living and working with asbestos,"Nelson Fecteau, La Tribune , 30 March 2005


Europe:

European Parliament Endorses Asbestos Seminar -- Members of the European Parliament have recognised the work done in Brussels in June, 2001 at the meeting of the European Asbestos Seminar (EAS)

Canada v. France: WTO Rules: The asbestos conspiracy -- by Patrick Herman and Annie Th┼Żbaud-Mony, Le Monde diplomatique, July 2000


India:

Launch of BANI (Ban Asbestos Network India)

What's new at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, India


Phillipines:

Clock still ticking for victims of toxic waste -- Commentary by Ricardo S. Malay, INQ7, January 7, 2004


South Africa:

Asbestos victims continue their fight while multinationals duck and dive -- by Ronnie Morris, Business Report, January 8, 2004

South African Manufacturer Bans Asbestos -- by Laurie Kazan-Allen, January 5, 2004

End of struggle for Cape Asbestos Victims -- Press Release - 13th March 2003


United Kingdom:

Firm faces legal fight in waste dumping row -- by Chris Mooney, Edinburgh Evening News, January 9, 2004

Salt mine to become huge dump for toxic waste: Prescott gives go-ahead for plan to avert disposal crisis as change in EU law shuts overground sites -- by John Vidal, The Guardian Unlimited, January 8, 2004

Minister and MP Consider Future of Ghost Ships -- by Paul Watson, The Scotsman, January 7. 2004

Asbestos Ban Comes Into Force -- November 24, 1999


USA:

Senator Specter Breaks Promise to Mesothelioma Patient and Research Community, MARF press release -- NEW!

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

Asbestos Victims Gain Ground in D.C. Senate Bill 852 (FAIR Act), Asbestos Trust Fund Legislation Breakthrough for asbestos victims and their families, ADAO press release.

Asbestos Justice -- Commentary, The New York Times, March 30, 2005

The Cruel Saga of Asbestos Disease -- Commentary by Paul Brodeur, Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2005

President Speaks with Women Small Business Owners on the Economy -- Remarks by the President in a conversation on the economy with women small business owners: "We need tort reform there; we need class action reform; we need asbestos reform if we expect this economy to continue to grow." U.S. Department of Commerce Washington, D.C., January 9, 2004.

Superfund cuts Libby short -- The Billings Gazette, January 9, 2004

Weak asbestos laws put profits over safety -- The Virginian-Pilot, January 8, 2004

Asbestos Litigation: Evidence Of Massive Corruption? -- The Atlantic, December 31, 2003

Danger in the Attic: Millions of U.S. Homes Have Asbestos-Tainted Insulation, but the Government Hasn't Warned the Public -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 24, 2002

Control of Asbestos in Buildings: HSC to act to reduce risks from asbestos in workplace buildings -- June 14, 2000

Will the asbestos companies ever learn?-- Letter to the Baltimore Sun, March 27, 1999

White Lung Association. Wants Asbestos Museum--Wayne Laufert Dundalk Eagle, Dundalk, MD, July 18, 1996

 


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)

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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!

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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

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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

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News from India:

The latest issue is January 4, 2007

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Features:

December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day

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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

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Links:


In Memoria:

Paul Safchuck May 21, 2003

Dr. William Nicholson Dies at 70

Ray Sentes Brave Fighter For Asbestos Victims


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