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Thursday, September 16, 2010

UN Agency Urges Worldwide Asbestos Ban

The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a worldwide ban on asbestos production citing that there is an asbestos related death every 5 minute and asbestos already claims 107,000 lives each year. The ILO has warned that asbestos industry lobbyists must not claim support of the ILO in its effort to continue asbestos production.

Asbestos, for decades, has been linked to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma remains an incurable and fatal disease. While asbestos use has been banned in many countries, Canada and the United States have yet to ban is use. 

For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman 1.973.696.7900 jon@gelmans.com have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered asbestos related disease.

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