the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)
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In my most recent Guest Blog for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, I was able to highlight the public health catastrophe caused by the asbestos pollution generated by the operations at the Eternit asbestos-cement factory. "Taking the Air," contrasts the healthy British leisure activity of breathing in ozone-laden sea air with the harmful consequences of breathing the air in Casale Monferrato and other Italian towns blighted by Eternit.
The dire consequences of living in…Continue
News received from the United States details the powerful impact of April 2013 screenings of the documentary: Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial at the Italian Film Festival in Minneapolis. Having seen this film on two occasions I am in no doubt about the high quality of the work and the importance of this documentary by Niccolo Bruna and Andrew Prandstaller. Copies of the book: Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial which accompanied this film remains a very popular download from the IBAS…Continue
The English language briefings uploaded to the Asbestos in the Dock website have proved immensely helpful to non-Italian speakers. I was particularly interested to read that Journalist Cristina Bruno was recently struck off the national register of journalists for unethical behaviour following revelations made about her activities as a paid informer for the public relations company hired by the Eternit Group.
Bruno infiltrated AFEVA, the Italian asbestos victims’ group…
It is certainly an odd coincidence that today (Valentine's Day), appeal proceedings commenced in the case against former asbestos executives in Turin. Thinking about the events which are likely to unfold in Turin over the coming weeks, led me to consider the meaning of love on this internationally recognised day for lovers. After some thinking and with the help of William Shakespeare, I have concluded that love which is true, love which does not alter with time or age, will be in the Turin…Continue