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Italy Activists are calling for an international ban on asbestos. As reported by AFP, a meeting was held in Italy by activists from across the globe who are seeking to eradicate asbestos in developing nations in which it continues to be used.
Sanjiv Pandita, an activist who was at the event, is quoted by AFP as stating, “There is no reason asbestos should be used, it’s beyond sense, it has killed people… This is just the greed of lobbies who want to earn money at the expense of people’s lives.”
As noted in the report, the push for the change comes months after the opening of the largest class action lawsuit to open dealing with asbestos contamination, in which a purported 6,000 people have become a part of.