Monday, September 28, 2009
Yesterday we wrote that illegal mining is still on in India and very few people are aware of how dangerous the disease is .
India being poor country still many workers are working with asbestos exposure on daily basis.
We would be daily publishing one article from across the globe about asbestos , steps taken across the globe for it , health issues , claims related to asbestos.
This is report from australian daily sydney herald :
Asbestos disease campaigner Karen Banton has warned that Australia could see a repeat of the James Hardie saga unless dramatic legislative changes are made.
Former Hardie chief executive Peter Macdonald was last month fined $350,000 and banned from directing a company for 15 years for creating misleading statements about the company's asbestos compensation fund.
Smaller fines and bans were imposed on two other former James Hardie executives and seven non-executive directors.
But Mrs Banton, the widow of Bernie Banton who died in 2007 of the asbestos-caused disease mesothelioma, said on Thursday there were not enough protective barriers in place to prevent a repeat of the whole affair.
Her husband, a former Hardie's employee, had spearheaded the crusade for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases.
"Governments of all persuasions over the years have failed in protecting people and ensuring that this doesn't happen again," she told reporters in Sydney.