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.

Chrysotile vs amphibole

Chrysotile vs amphibole
(Vietnamnet) - Although sharing the same commercial term as asbestos, chrysotile differs from amphibole in terms of physical and chemical properties.

Chrysotile ban is raising anxiety in chrysotile-using industry

Chrysotile ban is raising anxiety in chrysotile-using industry
(Vietnamnet.vn) - In May 2017, the Ministry of Health proposed a draft called "The National Programme to eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases." If the bill is passed, a series of Chrysotile business will have to confront the risk of closure and heavy losses. Moreover, the ban will put thousand of workers at the risk of losing their...

Conduct more comprehensive researches and develop an appropriate roadmap

Conduct more comprehensive researches and develop an appropriate roadmap
(Dai bieu Nhan dan) – The majority of Deputies of the National Assembly, experts and specialists participating the Think-tank “The use of chrysotile in Vietnam – Some scientific and practical issues” held yesterday in Hanoi agreed that it is crucial to conduct more comprehensive researches on the impact of chrysotile on human health and build...

Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; "Disconnect" between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to "double dipping"

Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; "Disconnect" between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to "double dipping"
(Madison- St.Clair Record) - A lack of transparency between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and the courts can lead to inflated recoveries for claimants and their lawyers, a problem that’s not only unfair to solvent companies but to future claimants as well, according to a report released today by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL).
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.

More research for suitable replacing Chrysotile roadmap

More research for suitable replacing Chrysotile roadmap
(Đại biểu nhân dân) At the Discussion called “Chrysotile utilization in Vietnam – Scientific and Practical Problems” held in June 2017 in Hanoi, most of the delegator, experts and scientists affirmed that it is necessary to have more research on the toxicity of Chrysotile and an appropriate roadmap for technology transfer.

The ban on chrysotile – An open question

The ban on chrysotile – An open question
Dân Trí – Currently, there are numerous amount of chrysotile containing products imported and used widely in Vietnam. If the ban is only applied to AC roof sheet production, it would eradicate an industry entirely, while importing similar products from abroad. However, is it possible to apply the ban in all chrysotile-containing products?

Florida Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Against Valve Manufacturer in Asbestos Case

Florida Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Against Valve Manufacturer in Asbestos Case
HIGHLIGHTS: — Manufacturers of products that contained chrysotile asbestos won a major victory in Crane Co. v. DeLisle in September, when Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a verdict entered against a gasket manufacturer on grounds that the trial court had abused its discretion by admitting an expert’s testimony.