Asbestos consumption on the rise in Asia

October 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Governments in Asia have been accused of ignoring the dangers of asbestos, and allowing the ongoing use of the hazardous building material.

Sugio Furuya, coordinator of the Asian Ban Asbestos Network, or A-BAN, has told Radio Australia's Asia Pacific consumption among many Asian countries is still on the rise, although countries like Japan, South Korea and Australia have banned the use of asbestos.

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