Published on: July 16, 2010

A few weeks ago we had reported about the dangers caused by asbestosis and its suffering heightened by lack of access to morphine.

On World Mesothelioma Day, July 2, Paddy McGuffin drew our attention once again to the pressing need for a ban on asbestos in his report:

60,000 more to die of asbestos

More than 60,000 people will die in the future having previously been exposed to asbestos leading to a total death toll of 90,000 by the year 2050, campaigners in Manchester has warned.

… Successive governments, negligent employers and penny-pinching insurers have all conspired to attempt to deny justice for the victims of asbestosis.

Read more at Morning Star Online…

Interestingly, although the problem is of vital importance to India, it has received little attention here.