As the global campaign to ban asbestos gathers momentum, more countries and
organizations are restricting the use of chrysotile (white asbestos).
Attempting to reverse the fall in global demand, asbestos stakeholders have
redoubled marketing efforts in countries such as India where health and safety
regulations are not strictly enforced. In the Canadian asbestos heartland,
public and media awareness has grown and industry's influence has weakened. In
response, chrysotile producers are pressing federal and provincial governments
for mandatory increases in consumption, despite new research documenting an
asbestos cancer epidemic.
The latest issue of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental
Health is on the theme of asbestos, covering the following topics:
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work