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March 15, 2003 CSE Newsletter

A fortnightly electronic news bulletin from the Centre for Science and Environment, India, to our network of friends and professionals interested in environmental issues. If you wish to unsubscribe, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.

Latest in Down To Earth Magazine

The Damodar river flows through one of India's most industrialised regions. Following up on a 1993 study, Down To Earth revisits the coal dust and slurry-ridden river basin to see how it has fared since then. -- Damodar in 1993 - The first visit

(From the DTE archives)

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CSE's bottled water exposŽ has again brought to surface the larger problem of groundwater contamination by pesticides Read complete article:



Most contemporary buildings gobble up energy and spew out carbon dioxide. Here's how to manage urban 'heat islands' More:

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From the DTE Editor’s Desk

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Gobar Times - Environment for Beginners


Mud buildings have stood the test of time. Why then do we continue to rely on cement & marble? More in the latest Gobar Times:


State of India's Environment: Fifth Report

An indispensable guide to researchers, policy analysts and concerned individuals, the Citizen's Reports on the State of India's Environment (SOE) series are a comprehensive dossier on environmental issues and challenges in India. SOE-5 consists of two parts. The first is a comprehensive report on environmental issues, events, policies and practices. The second includes a statistical database on   different aspects of India’s environment.

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CSE Media Fellows: a Profile

CSE Media Fellowships on Making Water Everybody's Business (October 2002-January 2003) has drawn forth a varied and interesting selection of news stories and features.

Documentaries on Freshwater
CSE's Audio-Visual Unit has recently acquired 6 half-hour television documentaries on freshwater issues. Produced by TVE international, these documentaries are a part of the "Changing Currents" series. To buy or borrow these or other environment-related films,
contact:Kiran (kiran@cseindia.org) or Ashwini (ashwini@cseindia.org)


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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)


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!



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


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


News from India:

The latest issue is January 4, 2007



December 17, 2000 is Asbestos Hazard Awareness Day


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



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.