In December 1997 the European Commission (EC) adopted Directive 97/69/EC (O.J. L 343/19 of 13 December 1997; European Commission, 1997) in which criteria were established for the classification and labeling of synthetic mineral fibers.
This study aimed to quantify the potential intradomiciliary exposure to asbestos in five Brazilian capital cities and possible effects on the respiratory system.
This review provides a basis for substantiating both kinetically and pathologically the differences between chrysotile and amphibole asbestos.
One of the primary goals of WHO and its member states is that “all people, whatever their stage of development and their social and economic conditions, have the right to have access to an adequate supply of safe drinking water.” A major WHO function to achieve such goals is the responsibility “to propose regulations, and to make recommendations with respect to international health matters ….”
A group of researchers conducted a case-control, interview-based study of the risk of developing cancer from asbestos in drinking water. An area that included Everett, Washington, was selected for the study because of the unusual high concentration of chrysotile asbestos in drinking water from the Sultan River.
The WHO Workshop on Mechanisms of Fibre Carcinogenesis and Assessment of Chrysotile Asbestos Substitutes was convened at IARC in Lyon, in response to a request from the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) for the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.
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).
This study is the first to assess the cellular and pathological response in the rat lung to a well characterised aerosol of chrysotile asbestos in a 90 day sub-chronic inhalation toxicology study.
This study evaluates the dynamics and rate of clearance of chrysotile from the Cana Brava mine in central Brazil in a comparable inhalation bioperistnce study in the rat.
The study of David M. Bernstein & John A. Hoskins provides a systematic analysis and assess- ment of the available mineralogical, toxicological, and epidemiological data on those studies which diVerentiate the serpentine mineral chrysotile from amphiboles.
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.
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).