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August 2017

NEW RESEARCH CONFIRMS CHRYSOTILE'S SAFETY

For the first time in Spain, a group of six researchers has characterized the type of asbestos fibres that can be found in the lungs of exposed and non-exposed populations. Their findings validate the ICA's clear, long standing position on chrysotile's safety.

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




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