Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Asbestos free schools

Paving the way for a complete ban on asbestos and its products, Kerala Human Rights Commission said "exposing Indians to asbestos is a human rights violation". It asked the state government to phase out asbestos roofs from all schools and replace them with country tiles.

The ruling was in response to a petition that said roofing school buildings with asbestos is hazardous to children's health.

Ban Asbestos Network of India has appealed to the National Human Rights Commission to adopt the Kerala Human Rights Commission's order with immediate effect.

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