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Document ID (ISN)105499
CIS number 06-913
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pandita S.
Title Banning asbestos in Asia: Campaigns and strategies by the Asian network for the rights of occupational accident victims (ANROAV)
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2006, Vol.12, No.3, p.248-253. 14 ref.
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Abstract China, India, Indonesia and Thailand are among the largest consumers of asbestos. Because markets in the West are dwindling, asbestos is heavily promoted in Asia. In spite of widespread usage, asbestos-related diseases are surprisingly few and reported cases of mesothelioma are rare in Asia except in Japan, Korea, and Singapore. The problem lies in diagnosis. Most of the asbestos-related diseases are not diagnosed in Asia and thus do not appear in government statistics. This deadly substance is killing workers. Unless drastic action is taken to stop its use, Asian workers as well as the general population will pay a heavy price. The activities of ANROAV (the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational Accident Victims) are described. [Abstract supplied by the journal]
Descriptors (primary) safety and health campaigns; Asia; lung diseases; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) role of workers' organizations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHong Kong
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
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