File 13 - 'British asbestos newsletter'

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GB 249 OEDA/K/13


'British asbestos newsletter'


  • 1990-2007 (Creation)

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2 folders

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(b. 1947)

Biographical history

Laurie Kazan-Allen studied history at Brandeis University (BA 1969). She is the founding editor, in 1990, of the 'British asbestos newsletter' (BAN), a quarterly publication distributed to victim support groups, environmentalists, solicitors, academics, medical personnel and research bodies in over thirty countries. Since 1999, Kazan-Allen has been as the coordinator of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. She is the sister of American asbestos litigator Steven Kazan.

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From two lever arch files inscribed 'LKA | British asbestos newsletters | May 1990 to December 2001 | BNA N/L 1' and 'LKA | British asbestos newsletters |BNA N/L 2 | January 2002 to '

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Copies of the 'British asbestos newsletter' (or 'BAN') 1990-2007, with intercalated material including correspondence.

Incomplete set; the following numbers are missing:

  • ?2, ?4, 6, 9, 27, 37, 43, 44, 50, 51, 54, 55, and 66

BAN was founded and edited by global anti-asbestos advocate Laurie Kazan-Allen.

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  • English



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