International

Partnering for Prevention: ADAO is Honored to Present at the 2019 OSHAfrica Conference in South Africa

Posted on September 2nd, 2019 This September, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will have the privilege of participating in the OSHAfrica 2019 Conference in South Africa. Building on the success of OSHAfrica 2018 in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria, this will be the fourth occupational safety and health (OSH) conference.  This year’s speakers include [...]

2019-09-03T07:18:20-07:00September 2nd, 2019|

Partnering for Prevention on World Lung Cancer Day by Bev Messinger, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Posted on August 1, 2019 Today, on World Lung Cancer Day, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is collaborating with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to encourage businesses to pledge to manage harmful exposures at work.  Together, working in partnership worldwide, we can tackle lung cancers caused by exposure to carcinogens at [...]

2019-08-07T20:52:43-07:00July 31st, 2019|

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Sends Our Support to the UK Warriors for Action Mesothelioma Day, July 5, 2019

Posted on July 1, 2019 Friday, July 5 is Action Mesothelioma Day in the United Kingdom. Organizations throughout the country will host events to raise awareness about mesothelioma and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Tragically, Great Britain has one of the highest per capita rates of mesothelioma in the world. [...]

2019-08-12T16:21:36-07:00July 1st, 2019|

A Global Call to G20 Summit Leaders to Who Still Import and Use Asbestos: China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and the USA — Ban Asbestos Now

Posted on June 26, 2019 On June 28 and 29, the leaders of the G20 will be gathering in Osaka, Japan for the annual G20 forum, the world’s preeminent economic conference. The purpose of the summit, which is the culmination of a yearlong series of meetings, is to gather the world’s key economic players to [...]

2019-08-05T14:25:27-07:00June 26th, 2019|

Un día trascendental en Colombia y en todo el mundo, al aprobar el Congreso el “Proyecto de Ley Ana Cecilia Niño” que prohíbe el uso del asbesto.

Posted on June 11, 2019 La Organización de concientización sobre la enfermedad del asbesto (ADAO), por sus siglas en inglés) envía nuestras más sinceras felicitaciones a los dedicados legisladores, sindicalistas y activistas colombianos por la aprobación del "Proyecto de Ley Ana Cecilia Niño" para prohibir la producción, el uso industrial y el comercio de asbesto. [...]

2019-08-12T11:40:40-07:00June 11th, 2019|

A Momentous Day in Colombia and Around the World, as Congress Bans Asbestos with the Passage of the “Ana Cecilia Niño Bill”

Posted on June 11, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) sends our sincerest congratulations to the dedicated Colombian lawmakers, trade unions, and activists for passing the "Ana Cecilia Niño Bill" to ban the production, industrial use, and trade of asbestos. It is impossible to mention all those who contributed to this great national achievement, [...]

2019-08-05T14:28:36-07:00June 11th, 2019|

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s Letter to Dr. Peter Salovey Urging Yale to Revoke Schmidheiny’s Honorary Degree

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Dr. Peter Salovey President of Yale University Dear Dr. Salovey,  We are writing to once again urge Yale to rescind its 1996 honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree awarded to Stephan Schmidheiny, owner of the global Eternit enterprise, in 1996.  Yale was clearly conned by this asbestos billionaire in his rebranding [...]

2019-08-12T11:52:04-07:00May 23rd, 2019|

Desperate Russian and Kazakhstani Asbestos Producers Stage Another “Chrysotile Protection Day”

Posted on April 30, 2019 Only a week after the ADAO community gathered in Washington, D.C to protect victims and stand up for asbestos safety, chemical industry executives in Russia and Kazakhstan were holding a different kind of gathering. According to “Chrysotile,” an international coalition of asbestos industry giants in Eastern Europe, workers assembled to [...]

2019-08-12T12:30:15-07:00April 30th, 2019|

Leading Russian and Kazakhstani Asbestos Producers Use the “Anything But Chrysotile” Defense in Advance of the Rotterdam Convention

Post on April 26, 2019 From April 29 to May 10, representatives of countries from around the world will meet for the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP9). The gathering, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme in pursuit of several chemical-safety related goals. [...]

2019-08-12T12:33:10-07:00April 26th, 2019|

ADAO Joins Forces to “Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living” for International Workers Memorial Day on April 28

Posted on April 23, 2019 "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living! "Mother Jones ADAO joins individuals, trade unions, and organizations around the world for International Workers Memorial Day on April 28, 2019 for those who have been injured or killed on the job For decades, unions and NGOs like The Hazard Campaign and [...]

2019-08-12T12:40:52-07:00April 23rd, 2019|