For many years, the chrysotile producers and users’ community has been promoting the safe and secure use of the chrysotile fibre. Many recent scientific studies have confirmed that the use of chryso-cement products, under the current regulations, doesn’t create an unacceptable level of health risk for people, or for the environment. In all chryso-cement products,...
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This study aimed to characterize, for the first time in Spain, the type of asbestos fibres (AF) in the lungs of exposed and non-exposed populations.
Dr. Ingwei Huang, Ph.D. – Department of Business Economics Assumption University
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.
Since 2009, thanks to the local authority’s policy to fund asbestos cement (AC) roof-sheets, the rate of AC roofing within the commune in particular and in Quang Binh district in general is relatively high (about 70%).
The study proved that amphibole asbestos exposures carry far greater mesothelioma risk than chrysotile exposure alone while mixed fiber exposure (chrysotile and amphibole asbestos) is also associated with the highest mesothelioma mortality among the workforces studied.
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...
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...
Non-malignant consequences of decreasing asbestos exporesure in the Brazil chrysotile mines and mills
This study investigates the consequences of improvement in the workplace environment over six decades (1940–96) in asbestos miners and millers from a developing country (Brazil).
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...
Evaluation of the exposure, dose-response and fate in the lung and pleura of chrysotile-containing brake dust compared to TiO2, chrysotile,...
The study related to chrysotile-containing brake dust has provided two interim results including experimental design, aerosol exposure, lung burdens and BAL in rats and histopathological examination, confocal microscopy and collagen quantification of the lung and pleural cavity with life-time post-exposure observation.
[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.
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 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).
The biopersistence of Canadian chrysotile asbestos following inhalation: Final results through 1 year after cessation of exposure
Chrysotile asbestos, a serpentin mineral, has been shown to be notably different from amphibole asbestos such as amosite, crocidolite, and tremolite in that chrysotile once inhaled is rapidly removed from the lung while the amphiboles persist.