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)...
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.
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...
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...
Study on the health effect of chrysotile on workers at AC roof sheet production facilities and users of AC roof...
(Hospital of Construction) - Asbestos has been known for centuries and is being used in hundreds of different types of products in industry as well as in daily life in countries around the world. With durability, insulation, sound proof and anti-friction, asbestos is now used in heat pipe, boiler cover, insulation, sound proof, roofing production...
[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.
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).
EUToday – Is it time to legislate the Mineral Wool industry more tightly at EU level? was the question asked at a Brussels conference today (July 27th).
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 …"
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...
Policy with asbestos-cement roof sheets, viewed from the house of the late General Secretary Do Muoi
(Dantri) Many questions on the use of chrysotile in Vietnam were proposed at the explanation conference organized by the Science, Technology & Environment Committee of National Assembly on November 3rd when the image of asbestos cement roof sheet house of the late General Secretary Do Muoi was given by the leader of the Committee for...