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July 2016
AN EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND REGULATIONS CONFIRMS THAT CHRYSOTILE CAN BE USED SAFELY

On June 22 2016, the European Union confirmed that chrysotile fibres will be used in the chlorine industry, at least, until 2025.

Rising above the anti-asbestos lobby's relentless propaganda and the pretenses of a litigation business bent on pretending that a single fibre can be a cause of death, Europe as thus reaffirmed that chrysotile can be used in a safe and responsible manner, in well controlled environments.

Science News

June 2016
Airborne asbestos exposures associated with the installation and removal of roofing products

Roofing products are generally considered non-friable and are not expected to release appreciable amounts of airborne asbestos fibers; however, despite the variety of roofing products that have contained asbestos over time, there are no comprehensive analyses of the exposure data associated with these products in the published literature.

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.

THE CHRYSOTILE INDUSTRY CREATED A RESPONSIBLE-USE PROGRAM THAT IS BASED ON THE CONTROLLED-USE APPROACH TO REGULATING CHRYSOTILE




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