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May 02, 2022

After 16 years of repetitive discussions
WILL PARTICIPANTS SEE THE LIGHT AT THE COP-10 ROTTERDAM CONVENTION?

Since October 2006, on seven occasions and in as many Conferences of Parties (COP), participants to the Rotterdam Convention have said NO to listing chrysotile asbestos in its Prior Informed Consent (PIC) List, also known as Annex III. Yet, at the COP-10’s face-to-face segment which will take place in Geneva on June 6-17th, the issue will, once again, be on the agenda. For the ICA this situation is as unwarranted as it is regrettable....

 

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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