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May 2017

Following COP8's decisive results

ICA WILL REMAIN VIGILANT

On May 3rd, a few hours after the closure of the Rotterdam Convention's 8th Conference of the Parties (COP8), the ICA informed its members that chrysotile asbestos had not been included in the Convention's Annex III's list of banned or severely restricted products. Reason had prevailed.

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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