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29/05/2019
Is it time to legislate the Mineral Wool industry more tightly at EU level? was the question asked at a Brussels conference today (July 27th).More correctly known as Man-Made Vitreous Fibre (MMVF), mineral wool is used for thermal and acoustic insulation in homes and businesses around the world....
27/05/2019
Mr. Maythee Utayopas, Chrysotile Information Center – CIC stated that the report on the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-9) from 29 April to 10 May 2019, in Geneva - chrysotile is not listed in Annex III, a list of restricted and banned chemicals. ...
01/05/2019
EPA has just published a final rule that will become effective in 60 days or about June 17, 2019. This final rule states that NO ban of asbestos cement pipes and sheets will be pursued in the USA by EPA.  When the proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) was published on June 1, 2018, asbestos...
03/04/2019
The Vice Minister of Health (VMH) of the Russian Federation, Sergey A. Krayevoy yesterday (27) emphasised that the Russian produced asbestos posed no threat of cancer. Responding to questions from the Media regarding the controversy of asbestos and its carcinogenic features, Krayevoy said that what...
12/02/2019
In the last days of 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union published a Directive adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reinforcing its 2004 Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work,...

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