The following short films were made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Asia Ban Asbestos Network to draw attention to the dangers of chrysotile exposure, and to explain how exposure to asbestos fibre causes asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Billions of dollars are being poured into the much needed global response to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We need to make sure that none of the health funding or economic relief from international organisations ends up funding asbestos products.
In a major breakthrough in the campaign to ban asbestos, the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced that they will be expanding their asbestos ban to include all new private houses!
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA hosted a delegation of nine ban asbestos campaigners and union leaders from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam to train in best practice asbestos removal and regulation.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revealed that they will stop allowing asbestos products to be used in their projects from 2020. This will have a major impact on the asbestos industry in Asia.
Our Campaign Coordinator Phillip Hazelton was interviewed on The World about the misinformation campaign that the asbestos lobby has launched in South East Asia. Watch the interview to see Phillip knock down the lies of the asbestos lobby!