Please Sign the petition to ban asbestos!
We are petitioning the Prime Minister about asbestos. You can help.
Asbestos causes cancer. No exposure is safe. We have known this fact since at least 1986 when the World Health Organisation declared just that. Demolition workers, tradespeople, carpenters and householders may have been needlessly exposed to asbestos fibres in Christchurch. The Government should have been proactive in its approach to the presence of this known workplace carcinogen. The Government has a moral obligation to take urgent action.
We need a ban and a plan. A complete ban on the importation of asbestos products and a plan to deal with existing asbestos in the built environment.
Please sign and share this petition – on facebook, twitter and by forwarding this email: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/asbestos-needs-a-ban-and-a-plan
Huia Welton | Communications & Campaigns Advisor | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions – Te Kauae Kaimahi
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