Defamation case involving Google & Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) scheduled for final hearing in the Supreme Court : the story so far 

Indian Asbestos and Russian Asbestos cannot have different adverse health impacts but undue influence of asbestos industry lobby makes Govts think so  ...

Defamation case involving Google & Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) scheduled for final hearing in the Supreme Court: the story so far  

Indian Asbestos and Russian Asbestos cannot have different adverse health impacts but undue influence of asbestos industry lobby makes Govts think so  

The defamation case against Google involving writings of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) is scheduled for final hearing in the Supreme Court as per Court’s website[1] (Supreme Court website, 2018). The case is related to the articles published on www.asbestosfreeindia.org.  

Gopal Krishna, LLB, PhD, Editor of http://www.asbestosfreeindia.org  and Convener, Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) said,

“The respondent in this case is Visakha Industries, which is engaged in business of manufacturing and selling of asbestos cement sheets and allied products. Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral fiber banned in some 60 countries. Visakha is a member of Asbestos Cement Products Manufacturers Association (ACPMA), which represents the interests of the Indian asbestos industry. ACPMA has been spreading the misinformation and falsehood about the possibility of safe and controlled use of chrysotile asbestos.

The world’s scientific and medical community has overwhelmingly concluded that chrysotile asbestos causes deadly diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung and other cancers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for an end to all use of chrysotile asbestos in order to prevent further tragic epidemics of asbestos-related diseases. Public institutions like the World Federation of Public Health Associations, the International Commission on Occupational Health, the International Social Security Association, the Union for International Cancer Control (representing 770 member organisations in 155 countries, including the Indian Cancer Society and the Cancer Aid and Research Foundation of India), the International Trade Union Confederation (representing 175 million workers in 151 countries), the Collegium Ramazzini, the Joint Policy Committee of Societies of Epidemiology and the Indian Association of Occupational Health have all recommended elimination of the use of chrysotile asbestos because safe use of asbestos is impossible.“

The full text of the briefing paper is available at http://www.asbestosfreeindia.org/2018/09/defamation-case-involving-google-ban.html.

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