Banning Asbestos in Asia

February 1, 2014

“Banning Asbestos in Pakistan” Conference, Karachi, Pakistan
Sugio FURUYA
Coor...
Asbestos: “Silent Time Bomb”
Asbestos
 is a proven carcinogen.
 is called the “Killer Dust” and the “Silent Time Bomb”.
...
Asbestos is not only Occupational Hazard
but also Public and Environmental Hazard
Direct Occupational Exposure: Workers an...
Chronology of National Asbestos Bans
1980
1982
1983
1984
1989
1990
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

Denmark
2000 I...
Comparison of
Asbestos Consumption and
National Bans for
2000 and 2012
2000

By IBAS

>10,000 tonnes
2000-10,000 tonnes
50...
Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Continent 1950-2012
millions of metric tonnes
5.0
Total

Africa
Asia and the Middle East
...
Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Continent 1950-2012
% parcentage
Asia and the Middle East
70%
Europe
60%
North America
Af...
Top 10 Asbestos Consuming Countries in 2012
Country

Asbestos Consumption (tonnes)

1

China

530,834

27.1%

2

India

49...
Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Country: Asia 1950-2012
metric tonnes

World Consumption: million tonnes
China

World
Chi...
Pakistan: Asbestos Consumption 1975-2012
Import
Export

12,000

9,000

6,000

3,000

0

1975

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000...
Real Asbestos Situation in Asia
Vietnam 2004
Real Asbestos Situation in Asia
Indonesia 2010
Are Asbestos Victims still Invisible ?
India 2012
1995 Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake, Japan
Trade Union Workshop

GAC2000: Global Asbestos Congress
September, 2000, Osasco, Brazil
GAC2004: Global Asbestos Congress
19-21 November, 2004
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Collegium Ramazzini Statement
On t...
Coalition Building and Empowerment
of Victims and Their Families
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1987 Ban Asbestos Network Japan (BAN...
Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN)
launched at the Asian Asbestos Conference
April 26-28, 2009, Hong Kong
A-BAN: Objectives
The clue to A-BAN's overall purpose is in the name; specific
objectives include:
 facilitate a total as...
We are not alone!
Japan Association of Mesothelioma, Asbestos-related
Disease Victims and Their Families
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Sugio Furuya: Banning Asbestos in Asia (2014)

  1. 1. Banning Asbestos in Asia February 1, 2014 “Banning Asbestos in Pakistan” Conference, Karachi, Pakistan Sugio FURUYA Coordinator, Asian Ban asbestos Network (A-BAN) Ban Asbestos Network Japan (BANJAN) Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC) 2009aban@gmail.com
  2. 2. Asbestos: “Silent Time Bomb” Asbestos  is a proven carcinogen.  is called the “Killer Dust” and the “Silent Time Bomb”.  can cause serious/deadly diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis which have long latency periods.  is killing more than100,000 people every year all over the world (ILO/WHO). Asbestos-Related Diseases  Mesothelioma  Lung cancer  Asbestosis  Other diseases
  3. 3. Asbestos is not only Occupational Hazard but also Public and Environmental Hazard Direct Occupational Exposure: Workers and Self-employed Workers  Indirect Occupational Exposure: Workers and Self-employed Workers  Domestic Exposure: Relatives of Workers Numerous reports of cases among spouses of asbestos workers (cleaning contaminated work-cloths)  Neighborhood Exposure: Residents lived near plant, mine, etc. Mines: South Africa, Australia, China, Canada, Finland, Korea … Plants: Italy, Netherlands, Japan …  Environmental Exposure: the Public, from building, soil, etc. Soils: Turkey, Greece, Italy, New Caledonia, Cyprus, USA, …  Exposure which origin cannot be traced  Many people is being exposed to asbestos without knowing the fact and/or asbestos hazard
  4. 4. Chronology of National Asbestos Bans 1980 1982 1983 1984 1989 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Denmark 2000 Ireland, Estonia Sweden 2001 Latvia, Chile, Argentina Iceland 2002 Spain, Luxemburg, Norway New Zealand, Uruguay Switzerland, Singapore 2003 Australia Austria 2004 Honduras, Japan Finland, Italy 2005 EU countries, Egypt, Jordan Germany 2007 New Caledonia, Korea Brunei 2008 South Africa, Oman Kuwait 2009 Algeria, Seychelles France, Bahrain 2010 Qatar, Mozambique, Turkey Poland 2011 Israel Belgium, Saudi Arabia 2012 UK 2013 http://www.ibasecretariat.org/chron_ban_list.php
  5. 5. Comparison of Asbestos Consumption and National Bans for 2000 and 2012 2000 By IBAS >10,000 tonnes 2000-10,000 tonnes 500-2000 tonnes Bans 2010 2012
  6. 6. Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Continent 1950-2012 millions of metric tonnes 5.0 Total Africa Asia and the Middle East North America Europe Oceania South America Total 4.0 Europe 3.0 2.0 Asia and the Middle East 1.0 North America Europe North America South America Oceania 0.0 1950 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 1900 to 2003, 2004 - 2011 US Geological Survey 2005 2010
  7. 7. Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Continent 1950-2012 % parcentage Asia and the Middle East 70% Europe 60% North America Africa Asia and the Middle East North America Europe Oceania South America 50% 40% Europe 30% 20% South America North America 10% South America Africa Oceania 0% 1950 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 1900 to 2003, 2004 - 2011 US Geological Survey 2005 2010
  8. 8. Top 10 Asbestos Consuming Countries in 2012 Country Asbestos Consumption (tonnes) 1 China 530,834 27.1% 2 India 493,086 25.1% 3 Brazil 167,602 8.5% 4 Indonesia 161,824 8.2% 5 Russia 155,476 7.9% 6 Uzbekistan 103,608 5.3% 7 Vietnam 78,909 4.0% 8 Thailand 58,008 3.0% 9 Sri Lanka 54,704 2.8% 10 Ukraine 42,000 2.1% 1,961,728 100.0% World Total
  9. 9. Trend of Asbestos Consumption by Country: Asia 1950-2012 metric tonnes World Consumption: million tonnes China World China India Thailand Indonesia Vietnam Malaysia Sri Lanka 600,000 500,000 400,000 6 5 World India 4 3 300,000 China 2 200,000 Indonesia Thailand Thailand India 100,000 Vietnam 1 Thailand Indonesia 0 1950 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 1900 to 2003, 2004 - 2011 US Geological Survey 2010
  10. 10. Pakistan: Asbestos Consumption 1975-2012 Import Export 12,000 9,000 6,000 3,000 0 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Worldwide Asbestos Supply and Consumption Trends from 1900 to 2003, 2004 – 2011, US Geological Survey 2010
  11. 11. Real Asbestos Situation in Asia Vietnam 2004
  12. 12. Real Asbestos Situation in Asia Indonesia 2010
  13. 13. Are Asbestos Victims still Invisible ? India 2012
  14. 14. 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake, Japan
  15. 15. Trade Union Workshop GAC2000: Global Asbestos Congress September, 2000, Osasco, Brazil
  16. 16. GAC2004: Global Asbestos Congress 19-21 November, 2004 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan Collegium Ramazzini Statement On the Tokyo Declaration Banning Asbestos The declaration serves as a beacon to nations around the world. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110571098/ABSTRACT
  17. 17. Coalition Building and Empowerment of Victims and Their Families           1987 Ban Asbestos Network Japan (BANJAN) 2002 Ban Asbestos Network India (BANI) 2006 Occupational and Environmental Health Network India (OEHNI) 2008 Ban Asbestos Network Korea (BANKO) 2009 “No More Asbestos in Hong Kong” Alliance (reactivated) 2009 Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN) 2010 Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network (Ina-BAN) 2011 Malaysia Ban Asbestos Network (M-BAN) - agreement 2012 Thailand Ban Asbestos Network (T-BAN) 2013 Bangladesh Ban Asbestos Network (B-BAN) Groups of asbestos victims exist in Japan, Korea and India. Occupational victims groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan are supporting asbestos victims.
  18. 18. Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN) launched at the Asian Asbestos Conference April 26-28, 2009, Hong Kong
  19. 19. A-BAN: Objectives The clue to A-BAN's overall purpose is in the name; specific objectives include:  facilitate a total asbestos ban in Asia as soon as possible;  take steps to reveal the hidden epidemic of asbestosrelated diseases in Asian countries;  reveal the widespread asbestos contamination of Asian infrastructures;  stop the international transfer of the asbestos industry;  obtain justice for all asbestos victims, family members and affected communities;  achieve an asbestos-free society in Asia and globally.
  20. 20. We are not alone! Japan Association of Mesothelioma, Asbestos-related Disease Victims and Their Families

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