The Russian-Vietnamese scientific and practical conference held by The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

The Russian-Vietnamese scientific and practical conference held by The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

On June 24th 2019 in Moscow, the Russian-Vietnamese scientific and practical conference “Safe Chrysotile Use” was organized at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The event was chaired by Mr.Georgy Kalamanov - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and Mr.Nguyen Van Sinh - Deputy Minister of Construction...

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)...

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. 

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...

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.

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.
Wood Dust: An important risk to human health

Wood Dust: An important risk to human health

On May 16th, 2019 a noteworthy event, the European Wood Dust Conference, was held in Brussels. Numerous participants shared their preoccupations for workers exposed to wood dust (fibres).

THE REALITY IN THE WHO SECRETARIAT'S RECOMMENDATION TO BAN ASBESTOS

THE REALITY IN THE WHO SECRETARIAT'S RECOMMENDATION TO BAN ASBESTOS
BACKGROUND The World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO’s supreme decision-making body that determines the WHO’s policies, issued Resolution 60.26 in May 2007. The resolution requested the WHO to carry out a global campaign for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases "…bearing in mind a differentiated approach to regulating its various forms …"

Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam

Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam
  VIETNAM NATIONAL ROOFSHEET ASSOCIATION _______________________  No: 05/BC-HHTLVN Re: Report and recommendation on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Independence – Freedom – Happiness _______________________  Hanoi, 14 March 2019   Respectfully to: Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong – the General Secretary of the Party Central Committee, President of the Socialist Republic of...