National Profile on Asbestos – Related Occupational Health 2009 – 2011

ith support of Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan through WHO and with assignment of Vietnam Health Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA) the National Institute of Labour Protection (NILP) has set up the National Profile on Asbestos – Related Occupational Health (NPAROH). It will help Vietnamese Government to have data on asbestos sufficiently and accurately. The NPAROH implemented by the National Institute of Labour Protection (NILP) is a task of the project: “Protection of workers’ health” presided by Vietnam Health and Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA), Ministry of Health in 3 years, 2009-2011. This project is funded by Ministry of Labour and social welfare of Japan through WHO.

Asbestos issue has been paid an attention for research but rather scatered; the studies on asbestos effect on human health are rare; the evidence of its effect is poor. The domestic researchers have not proved that chrysotile is really dangerous. For many reasons, statistics and update of asbestos- related information has not been done systematically and regularly.

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