Canadian Press Video on Jean Charest, the protests in India and the WHO

Fri, Feb 12, 2010


There is a great one minute CP video CP on the web about Charest, the protest by the workers in India handling Quebec asbestos and the WHO

Watch the video here

Premier Charest has indicated to Quebec media that WHO documents support his position that chrysotile asbestos can be safely used. They do not.

The WHO, infact, recommends ending the use of chrysotile asbestos (which represents 100% of the global asbestos trade) and other forms of asbestso (no longer traded) as the most effective way to end asbestos-related deaths in the world.

In other words, the WHO recommends that use of chrysotile asbestos end. The industry keeps trying to scam the media on this and succeeded in getting the environmental reporter for La Presse to issue a retraction stating that the WHO position represents the view of just a couple of individuals and is not the WHO official position. This is not true. It is the official WHO position.

We have asked Premier Charest to retract the misinformation and to issue a corrected statement. People are dying because of the industry’s misinformation that asbestos can be safely used, as the scientific study on Mexican workers dying from Quebec asbestos shows.

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