Global asbestos lobby keeps the asbestos market going despite proof that asbestos causes cancer and other fatal diseases.
Heard of asbestos? It is the terrible toxin used in insulation and construction that can kill you by giving you lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
It is banned or restricted in at least 52 countries due to its great danger.
In another sad case of anti-environmental activism, however, the news is that a global network of asbestos lobbyists have spent about $100 million on maintaining a market for asbestos around the world, especially in the developing world. This is what an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity found.