Monday, February 8, 2010

Asbetos ban to be considered by Philippine senate

What is called as a late realization happened in Philippine senate. Latey they are considering the ban of asbestos which is the root cause for deadly cancer mesothelioma. There is a lot of interest around getting asbestos banned and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) and the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) are the major support groups to put pressure on the senate to get the bill paseed in the senate.

If the bill is passed in the senate, this would be a huge win for all the victims of mesothelioma cancer and more and more countries will try to do the same by banning asbestos at work places etc which would be hoped to see a decline of asbestos and mesothelioma deaths which are now seen at 2000 to 3000 per annum. Major lawsuits have been in pursuit to get some justice for the employer negligence towards their employees by exposing them to asbestos without letting them know the harmful effects of the material. Many lawyers are making a killing on such cases.

It is said that there is not level of exposure to asbestos is considered safe and banning it is the only way to elimate asbestos related cancer called mesothelioma.ALU hopes that the bill if gets passes in the senate will be protecting Filipinos from the side effects of asbestos exposure.

Atleast this is the time where all the governments realize the importance of banning asbestos and save thousands of employees and thier families to who are at risk of asbestos exposure.