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.
(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...
(VN Finance) – The VNRA has sent an official document to the Ministry of Construction to comment on the “Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile in AC roof sheet production by 2023”.
(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.
(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.
[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.
Dr. Ingwei Huang, Ph.D. – Department of Business Economics Assumption University
A survey of the health problems associated with the production and use of high density chrysotile products
Chrysotile asbestos has been used in high density cement and friction products for nearly one hundred years. Since this paper is not presented as a definitive history of asbestos in all its guises and since early developments in friction products involved textiles among a variety of other materials and a quite different technology to that...
This study evaluates the dynamics and rate of clearance of chrysotile from the Cana Brava mine in central Brazil in a comparable inhalation biopersistance study in the rat.
To investigate whether claims of a physical and chemical change to chrysotile fibres in a cement matrix (A/C), are valid and merit further investigation.
(Investment Newspaper) – A rise in the US – China economic war is indicated by an event a couple of days ago in which the US President threatened to apply tax on the 500 billon dollar worth of good exported from China to the US. That amount of good almost equals the total quantity of...
(VOV.VN) The inconsistency in policies on the use of chrysotile has restrained businesses and workers in the industry.
[Thanh nien] While it remains controversial on whether the production and use of chrysotile are hazardous, most experts emphasize the importance of technology improvement.
“We know as well that there is an estimation of more than 100,000 deaths that can be attributable to exposure to asbestos, all types of asbestos,” says the WHO’s Dr Maria Neira.
Anti-asbestos lobbyists and activists are exerting pressure on the European Commission, demanding the establishment of a mandatory special-purpose program to dismantle every product that has ever been manufactured containing asbestos in the EU. The question is, whose interests does such a program really promote?