Rotterdam Convention 2019 - The 9th Conference of Parties in Geneva, Switzerland

Rotterdam Convention 2019 - The 9th Conference of Parties in Geneva, Switzerland

From April 29th– May 10th2019, the Convention of the Parties (COPs) was held in Geneva, Switzerland in order to discuss on the three International Convention: Basel Convention, Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention (RC). In this 9th COPs, the Rotterdam Convention discussed on 3 main subjects: (1) The proposal of adding a new Annex VII; (2)...

Study Undermines Key Theory Behind Talc Asbestos Lawsuits

Study Undermines Key Theory Behind Talc Asbestos Lawsuits
Plaintiff experts who testify that even extremely low levels of asbestos exposure can cause cancer may be in trouble after a study of some 2 million women found no difference between urban and rural residents in the rate of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is normally associated with asbestos.

5,000 AC roof sheets for post disaster recovery

5,000 AC roof sheets for post disaster recovery
(Vietnamnet) – The Vietnam National Roof Sheet Association (VNRA) and the member company Quang Phuc JSC have donated 5,000 roof sheets to households affected by the typhoon No.12 in Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa province.
No ban of asbestos cement products in the US

No ban of asbestos cement products in the US

EPA has just published a final rule that will become effective in 60 days or about June 17, 2019. This final rule states that NO ban of asbestos cement pipes and sheets will be pursued in the USA by EPA. 

Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile – Many unresolved issues

Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile – Many unresolved issues
(Vietnamplus) - Hanoi (VNA) - Whether to stop or allow the use of chrysotile has once again become a hot topic with many debates among Government agencies and experts in the hearing session held by the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment on 03 November 2018. The decades-long controversy as well as the...

Chrysotile and some concerns

Chrysotile and some concerns
(Tienphong) – Due to the controversy over the use of chrysotile in Vietnam, the Committee on Science, Technology and Environment has sent a delegation to Russia to researching on the mining and use of chrysotile in this country.

The safety in using chrysotile containing products.

The safety in using chrysotile containing products.
(Vietnamplus) - Chrysotile has triggered an never-ending debate on its impact on human health; however, does it pose any risks when using as an input material in other products?

Chrysotile – a difficult problem

Chrysotile – a difficult problem
(Vietnamnet.vn) – completely replacing or using chrysotile under control remains a difficult problem for scientists, economists and authorities.
Eurasian Economic Commission Supports Chrysotile Asbestos

Eurasian Economic Commission Supports Chrysotile Asbestos

MOSCOW, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Alliance of Trade Union Organizations "Chrysotile" supports the decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), to recommend that member countries (EEU unites Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) develop a unified position on international trade and the...

Chrysotile in drinking water

Chrysotile in drinking water
(dantri.com.vn) - Chrysotile are widely used in Vietnam, especially in AC roof sheets. It is a highly durable material with reasonable price. Many households are still using AC roof sheets to store rainfall for daily activities. The question is: Does it bring any risks to human health?

Is the AC roof sheet substitute technology feasible?

Is the AC roof sheet substitute technology feasible?
(Vietnamplus.vn) - The proposed ban on chrysotile due to health concern has opened an endless debate in Government and public, especially when there are no substitute materials sharing similar characteristics to chrysotile with a reason price.