Dangerous Items Containing Asbestos Reach the EU Market

May 21, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Despite the fact that the European Union (EU) banned asbestos in 2005, items containing asbestos continue to find their way into European markets.

Some of these dangerous products have been identified by inspections in EU member states as a result of which the authorities have ordered that they be withdrawn from sale. While a number of asbestos-contaminated products such as brake linings, brake pads, fireworks and garden torches have been found, the vast majority of this category of illegal items has been thermal flasks or vacuum jugs, many of which were produced in China.


Click here to see images of some of these products.