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October 15, 2019

THE ANTI-ASBESTOS CRUSADE: A 21ST CENTURY TRADE WAR

Julius Caesar waged one against Egypt, Ivan the terrible did the same during the Livonian War in the sixteenth century: for the East of Russia online Information Analytical Agency, the current anti-asbestos crusade is nothing more, but nothing less than a 21st century trade war.

The article, published on October 1st, first recalls the history of what was originally labelled as the "miracle material", and the distinction that was gradually made between the various type of fibres, which led to the abandonment of amphiboles...

 

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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