Journeyman Pictures – Guess Which Country is Making a Killing by Exporting Asbestos to India
Toxic Trade (2011): Why is asbestos making a comeback in India? For similar stories, see: Canadian Government Subsidises The Slaughter Of Seals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg7Mk… Ghana is Home to One of Europe’s Most Toxic Secrets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5xs… When Will India Take Responsibility For Its Role in Global Warming? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-0zg… Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5361 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpi… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Asbestos illness is a largely unrecognised health issue in India, but with a booming industry and growing imports an epidemic is imminent. “Asbestos has become a dirty word in the West”. However, in India, factory workers often operate in a fog of carcinogenic dust and their children play in “toxic playgrounds”. Unsurprisingly, respiratory diseases plague those that grow up in the shadows of these factories. Although the Indian government is subsidising the use of asbestos in the building industry, they are not the main culprits in this morbid tale. The majority of asbestos is supplied by Canada, a country that refuses to use the product themselves. “It amounts to Canada being a purveyor of death around the world”. Selling Asbestos is big business and the Canadians may be opening a new mine which will triple their profits. The human costs of this move will also be huge, bringing the morality of their actions into question: “it is such double standards”, says environmental activist Madhumita Dutta. ABC Australia – Ref. 5361 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.