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January 05, 2023

THE DOUBLE STANDARDS USED BY EUROPEAN LEADERS STILL PENALIZING CHRYSOTILE

On November 22 2022, representatives from 19 European trade unions and employers' associations members of the European Network on Silica (NEPSI) gathered in Brussels to launch a new series of tools designed to help protect workers from silica dust and promote health and safety measures in their working environments. Their initiative, the last of a long series that started more than fifteen years ago, in 2006, is officially and financially supported by the European Commission.

 

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

 

 

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.
 
More than 90% of chrysotile is used in the construction of buildings in fiber cement and in the making of construction materials.
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