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Canada to ban asbestos by 2018

December 15, 2016

The Canadian government today announced that it will legislate a comprehensive ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. Commenting on the decision is Kathleen Ruff, RI Board member and award winning ban activist: The Trudeau government is to be praised for finally ending Canada’s long and shameful history as global propagandist and marketeer for […]

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Head of new UN body on asbestos hot seat!

December 3, 2015

We are re-posting this important blog by Kathleen Ruff, Senior Human Rights Advisor and Board Member of the Rideau Institute. (See: Head of UN sponsored science initiative asked to uphold scientific evidence, RightonCanada,ca, 1 Dec. 2015).   Scientists and civil society organisations from around the world are asking Prof. Paul Shrivastava, a professor at Concordia […]

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Kathleen Ruff: Progress on Asbestos in Iran

January 31, 2013

On January 16, 2013, I had the privilege of making a presentation on asbestos to a group of medical doctors and interns at the University of Tehran Medical Sciences centre. The medical community in Iran is well aware of the health hazards posed by asbestos and have made significant progress in stopping its use. They […]

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