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December 5, 2019

European Mapping of Radon Goes Unnoticed!

In 2019, in Europe, a study completed by a team of scientists showed that radon is a poison to humans which contributes to the development of numerous lung cancers. In fact, the study revealed that the radon-related ionizing radiations are the second largest source of lung cancer-related deaths in humans, behind those caused by tobacco, which rank first. Radon, like asbestos, is an element that can be found naturally on the surface of the earth and in ground waters...

 

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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