With new events ahead as to whether/how to “ban” asbestos, it’s interesting to look back at other efforts on the same topic. To that end, consider this October 18, 2011 article by Laurie Kazan-Allen that provides an anti-asbestos perspective. Through a group known as the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, Laurie has spent many years working to obtain “bans” on asbestos in many countries around the world, while also organizing victim’s rights groups. Her brother is Steve Kazan, who does plaintiff’s work in asbestos cases.