The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos

  title={The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos},
  author={J. LaDou and B. Castleman and A. Frank and M. Gochfeld and M. Greenberg and J. Huff and T. Joshi and P. Landrigan and R. Lemen and J. Myers and M. Soffritti and C. Soskolne and K. Takahashi and D. Teitelbaum and B. Terracini and A. Watterson},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={897 - 901}
  • J. LaDou, B. Castleman, +13 authors A. Watterson
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • BACKGROUND All forms of asbestos are now banned in 52 countries. Safer products have replaced many materials that once were made with it. Nonetheless, many countries still use, import, and export asbestos and asbestos-containing products, and in those that have banned other forms of asbestos, the so-called "controlled use" of chrysotile asbestos is often exempted from the ban. In fact, chrysotile has accounted for > 95% of all the asbestos used globally. OBJECTIVE We examined and evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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