His father worked in an asbestos company. As a result, both he and his mother now suffer from asbestos-related disease from secondary exposure.
Rajendra will speak out on behalf of the 107,000 people who die annually from asbestos-related disease. In May, the meeting of the Rotterdam Convention will take place in Geneva and Rajendra will face representatives from countries who are blocking asbestos from being added to the list of hazardous chemicals.
For the last ten years chrysotile asbestos has been recommended for listing onto the Rotterdam Convention which adds restrictions to its trade. But it’s been blocked by a few countries who gain directly from its export. This must stop.
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