Killing The Future: Asbestos Use In Asia

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Table of Contents [PDF]

Preface [PDF] 5
Introduction [PDF] 6
Setting the Scene [PDF] 7
Asbestos Experiences of Asian Countries [PDF] 8
China [PDF] 9
India [PDF] 11
Thailand [PDF] 13
Vietnam [PDF] 14
Indonesia [PDF] 16
Pakistan [PDF] 16
Korea [PDF] 18
Japan [PDF] 18
Dumping of Toxic Waste in Asia  
Ship-breaking in India [PDF] 21
Ship-breaking in Bangladesh [PDF] 22
Case Study: SS France, SS Norway, SS Blue Lady [PDF] 23
Natural Disasters  
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995 [PDF] 24
Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 [PDF] 24
Indonesian Earthquake 2005 [PDF] 25
Paying the Price [PDF] 26
Action by International Agencies [PDF] 27
Global Labor Rejects Asbestos [PDF] 29
Case Study: Trade Union Action on Asbestos in Asia [PDF] 30
Cooperation Across Borders, Academic Disciplines and Cultures [PDF] 32
Asian Action on Asbestos [PDF] 32
Victims [PDF] 33
Case Study: Mobilization of Japanese Asbestos Victims [PDF] 34
Concluding Thoughts [PDF] 36
Appendices [PDF] 38
Useful Links/About IBAS [PDF] 43

Killing The Future: Asbestos Use In Asia

For further information about this publication, please contact:

Laurie Kazan-Allen, Coordinator, IBAS
©IBAS - London, England, July 2007.

Published by:
The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, UK
The Building and Woodworkers Internation, Switzerland
The International Metalworkers' Federation, Switzerland
Ban Asbestos Network Japan, Japan
Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center, Japan
Japan Association of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Disease Victims and their families, Japan
Ban Asbestos Network of India, India
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, India
Corporate Accountability Desk - The Other Media, India
The Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational Accident Victims, India
The Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, Bangladesh
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea
NGO Platform on Shipbreaking, Belgium

Design: Eve Barker
Cartoon: Andy Vine
Photographs: P. Madhavan, Akira Imai, Muhammad Idham, Sugio Furuya, Sanjiv Pandita, Noor Jehan,
Madhumitta Dutta, Greenpeace, Dave Hodgkin, Eve Barker
Printer: Justasec Print Services Ltd. London NW9 6JL
This publication is printed on ECF paper from sustainable forests

In remembrance of...

Rosa Amélia de Araújo
Silvane Dias Barrios
Timothy Barrow
Fred Beal
Alice Deleuil
Valerie Doyle
Yukio Furukawa
June Hancock
Peter Heys
Joan Joosten
Norio Kato
Nellie Kershaw
Mick Knighton
Gina Lees
Kunio Omori
José Jesus Pessoa (Zé da Capa)
Alan Reinstein
José das Santos
Ray Sentes
Sebastião Aparecido Alves da Silva (Chorão)
Les Skramstad
Nélson Vieira de Souza
William Ashton (Bill) Tait
Pierre Voide
Tadashi Yoshizaki
Yura Zoudine

and the millions of unnamed individuals
whose lives have been taken by asbestos,
Honoring your memory, we will continue
the struggle to protext future generations
from the killer dust.