Home  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map Français  |  Español

Snapshot News

January 2018

EUROPE SAYS YES TO CONTROLLED AND SAFE USE OF GROUP 1 IARC PRODUCTS. SO, WHAT ABOUT CHRYSOTILE?

In the last days of 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union published a Directive adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reinforcing its 2004 Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work, setting binding exposure limits. In other words, they stated their belief that safe and controlled use of these potentially dangerous products is actually possible, and should be encouraged...

Science News

August 2017
First Identification of Pulmonary Asbestos Fibres in a Spanish Population.

This study, first undertaken as a PhD tesis, was undertaken to characterize, for the first time in Spain, the type of asbestos fibres in the lungs of exposed and non-exposed populations.

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




International Chrysotile Association © All rights reserved | Contact us | Sitemap