The fight against the use of asbestos continues across Asia

This week at Asia Ban Asbestos’ annual meeting, Bangladesh Ban Asbestos Network (B-BAN) was launched. Asbestos use is widespread in Asia, leading to the death of thousands of workers and their families. A major conference in Laos brought together unions and government officials to discuss how best to phase out the use of asbestos in that country. At the same time, in Australia, a major breach of its ban on asbestos use was discovered in train locomotives imported from China, the world’s largest user of asbestos.