Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

[Environmental Health News] Mice exposed in the womb to a chemical used in PVC plastic, door and window frames, blinds, water pipes, and medical devices were more likely to suffer from prediabetes and obesity, according to a study released this week.

A comparison of the risks from different materials containing asbestos

A comparison of the risks from different materials containing asbestos
To provide further background information for the Commission to reach agreement on the risks from work with textured decorative coatings containing abestos (TCs); and to agree that a limit for sporadic and low intensity exposure should be included in the Regulations rather than the ACoP (in accordance with legal advice).

Air study – Industrial Hygiene Association of Asia

Air study – Industrial Hygiene Association of Asia
This report presents the results of the study on the condition of the problem of the scattering of Airborne Fiber (Chrysotile fiber) in the buildings in which the fiber containing material (ACM) is used generally , in particular, at monastery, school, residential building in Bangkok Metropolis and in the peripheral provinces. This was organized to...

Economic impact of chrysotile ban – Case study of asbestos cement roofsheet in Vietnam

Economic impact of chrysotile ban – Case study of asbestos cement roofsheet in Vietnam
The ban of chrysotile presents economic impacts on users, workers, corporates and Vietnamese government. AC roofsheet is an optimal choice for the low-income consumer group, especially that in rural and mountainous areas and areas frequently hit by natural disasters. Based on the research of Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), it proposes the following solutions...