India: Safe and responsible use of chrysotile asbestos from policy and legislative framework

In India, the chrysotile is not banned but must be strictly managed and controlled. The clear reflection of this policy of Indian Government is the judgement of India Supreme Court on 21 January 2011 in relation to the claim of a NGO requesting the ban of using chrysotile, concluding that it is impossible to ban in all forms the use of asbestos, including the chrysotile.

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