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May 2017
Rotterdam Convention's 8th Conference of Parties (COP8)
Chrysotile asbestos will not be included in the list of products which are banned or whose use is severely restricted.

Today May 3rd, the Rotterdam Convention's 8th Conference of Parties (COP8) ended its discussions on chrysotile and, as was the case at many previous COPs, participants didn't reach the consensus required by the Convention decision-making process. Chrysotile asbestos will not be included in the list of products which are banned or whose use is severely restricted.

Science News

April 2017
Lung function not affecred by asbestos exposure in workers with normal CT scans.

This study by was conducted by specialists of occupational medecine and diagnostic radiology from Germany an the Netherlands.

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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