Protest against Colombia's ongoing use of asbestos

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A video uploaded to youtube on June 16, 2017 documents a dramatic ban asbestos demonstration mounted in Bogota, Colombia by Greenpeace which featured “patients” lying in hospital beds struggling to breathe attached to oxygen cylinders with the name of the country’s biggest asbestos company “Eternit” written on them. Surrounding the scene taken from a hospital ward were banners with the equation Eternit = asbestos = cancer on them.

You can see the video here:

https://youtu.be/bNKlHWiutPk

For more on Eternit’s role in the national asbestos see: Asbestos in Colombia http://ibasecretariat.org/lka-asbestos-in-colombia-2012.php



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