Roger Helmer MEP Denies Asbestos Facts to Mesothelioma Patients
It’s difficult to believe, but in a conversation with mesothelioma patients, Roger Helmer, a member of the European Parliament, denied scientific evidence that chrysotile asbestos is a human carcinogen. ~ Linda Reinstein
“All forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans…” – the World Health Organization (WHO), July 2010
Should we rely on WHO for the protection of our loved ones or the Honorable Roger Helmer MEP? Using the unscientific, unproven “Anything But Chrysotile” defense, Helmer says that white asbestos (chrysotile) poses no measurable health risk. For decades, the asbestos industry has used this unfounded defense, soon to be featured in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s mini-series Devil’s Dust, to avoid responsibility for exposure to deadly asbestos in the workplace. What do you think of Helmer’s comments to Meso Warriors Debbie Brewer and Mavis Nye? Join the global discussion. We are hearing outrage from all of our ADAO community – medical professionals, patients, families – we want to hear from you too. ~ Linda Reinstein, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Co-Founder
Roger Helmer MEP
Roger Helmer MEP's E-mail to Debbie Brewer
"Thank you for writing to me, and I am very sorry indeed to hear about your disease. But the fact that you suffer from this disease is not evidence that it was caused by white asbestos. There is clear government research showing that white asbestos (as distinct from blue/brown asbestos) poses no measurable health risk.
I wish you well in your search for a cure, but I don't think that campaigning against white asbestos will help."
Roger Helmer MEP
Send your letters and emails to:
Mr. Roger Helmer
21 Manor Walk
Tel: 01858 432020
Email: [email protected]
Mavis and Debbie, the Recipients of Helmer's E-mail
- My response to Roger Helmer......
Hello Mr Helmer,
i must say i am not surprised by your come back.
You still haven't answered my question.
Would you like to be shut in a room with white asbestos to prove your point?
... Have you met any families suffering from mesothelioma?
Once again I am inviting you to our support group in Plymouth.
It is a known fact that when asbestos is mined, brown and blue fibres are in the white asbestos.
Schools have white asbestos so all those who have perisher were lying were they?
I will continue to campaign and outlaw people like you who have no proof what so ever.
I have added a letter for your information.
Please copy and paste the link.
http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/goscience/docs/c/11-943-classification-of-chrysotile-asbestos-letter …" class=""> http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/goscience/docs/c/11-943-classification-of-chrysotile-asbestos-letter …
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Global Conversation about Helmer's Message
- Dear Mr. Helmer, Enclosed is a package of asbestos dust, If this is so harmless, have a snort. Have two, on me. When your loved ones watch you suffer a horrendous death someday, I will be keeping me in your prayers, NOT; as you are an ignorant MF. In America that starts with mother, and I hope your own mother realized she gave birth to an inconsiderate, rude, despicable, ignorant son. Sincerely, Debra Farnsworth, wife of a fake asbestos death widow, It was really all that healthy food and exercise that gave him mesothelioma.
- A belief is something that is formed from what you hear over and over...so Mr. Helmer...this is a FACT..."there is no safe exposure to asbestos", "there is no safe exposure to asbestos"....repeat after me...and so many others who fight to live...and those of us who after much suffering have lost loved ones...
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- Linda ReinsteinLou, thank you for your powerful comments to Mr. Roger Helmer. 2012-11-10T16:58:26.273Z
- Lou WilliamsTo: Mr. Roger Helmer Ref: Your responses to D Brewer/M Nye I have mesothelioma and my father also died of this aggressive cancer, both through no fault of...To: Mr. Roger Helmer Ref: Your responses to D Brewer/M Nye I have mesothelioma and my father also died of this aggressive cancer, both through no fault of our own. In Australia we are exposed to all kinds of asbestos and it is through known recorded knowledge that even white asbestos is very dangerous and can cause mesothelioma. There is no safe asbestos, all asbestos kills. If you need further proof, I am more than pleased to give you this information as unfortunately you appear to be very ill informed as to asbestos exposure, education and awareness. I am asking you to please retract your stupid responses to both D Brewer and M Nye on behalf of all living with an asbestos related illness, namely mesothelioma! Yours sincerely Lou Williams Information & Support Bernie Banton Foundation Australiamore2012-11-10T16:36:48.454Z