Researches conducted by Vietnamese researcher are unrealiable?

All of national studies on chrysotile are conducted by sector-leading professors and doctors with many years of experience in the field, thereofre, the results are trustworthy.

Especially, “Research and evaluation of actual environmental condition at AC roofsheet factories and impacts of asbestos on human health – Recommended solutions” is a national study which was conducted by sector-leading professors and doctors under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental, Ministry of Construction – Construction Hospital and University of Construction)

Occupational health care programs for AC roofsheet workers and residents living around AC roofsheet factories are implemented in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Health. Consultation meeting was held by a team of sector-leading doctors and experts in the field of diagnostics in the country: Prof. Hoang Duc Kiet – Vietnam Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and experts such as Prof. DSc. Truong Viet Dung, Principal of the School of Medicine and Pharmacy – Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Ass. Prof., DSc. Do Quyet, Deputy Director – Military Hospital 103; Prof., DSc., Dr. Tran Thi Ngoc Lan, Deputy Director of Health Environment Management Agency; and DSc., Dr. Le Thi Hang, PhD of pneumoconiosis, Director of the Hospital of Construction.

National research also received support from foreign experts and institutes. For instance, “Study on asbestos-related diseases in exposure people” is an activity under the Project “Protection of workers’ health” for period 2009 – 2011 funded by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare through the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was supported by experts from Hiroshima Hospital, Japan and approved by the Medical Ethics Council of the  Ministry of Health. The study was executed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Ngoc Lan, Former Deputy Director – Health Environment Management Agency and his associates, including PhD. Luong Mai Anh – Director of Health Environment Management Agency – Ministry of Health.

Moreover, National records on asbestos from 2009 to 2012 were collected by Dr. Pham Van Hai – Director of Center for Environmental Science and Sustainable Development. The research was involved by professors and doctors from the Ministry of Health, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Technical Science and the General Confederation of Labor of Vietnam. (2012) National Records on Asbestos 2009 – 2012.)

Research of the Institute of Building Materials on the production and use of AC roofsheets was conducted by Assoc. Prof. PhD. Luong Duc Long, MSc. Nguyen Thi Tam, MSc. Nguyen Kien Cuong (2014).


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