Stage Set for Inclusion of Chrysotile Asbestos in UN List of Hazardous Substances

April 08, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Banned in over 50 countries, chrysotile asbestos (white asbestos) is set to be included to the UN list of hazardous substances under Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade at the upcoming sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention during April 28 -May 10, 2013.

The Chemical Review Committee of the Convention had recommended the listing of white asbestos on the grounds of findings of World Health Organisation (WHO) that asbestos was a hazardous substance harmful to human health and environment which cannot be used safely in a controlled manner.

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