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November 24, 2021

A NEW STUDY ON ASBESTOS CONCENTRATIONS IN AFRICAN CHRYSOTILE-CEMENT PLANTS

A recent study by scholars from Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Health and Science (South Africa), Gweru’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at Midland State University (Zimbabwe) and Bulawayo’s National University of Science and Technology’s Faculty of Medicine (Zimbabwe) demonstrates that exposure levels to chrysotile fibers in two distinct plants in Zimbabwe have decreased significantly over the years and that workers are now operating in a much more secure environment...

 

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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