Calling for a Global Ban on Asbestos

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LaDou J, Castleman B, Frank A, et al. The case for a global ban on asbestos. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jul;118(7):897-901. PubMed PMID: 20601329

Although asbestos is banned in 52 countries, many countries still use, import, and export asbestos, often in the form of chrysotile asbestos, which is often exempted from the ban. Investigators from The Collegium Ramazzini examine and evaluate the literature used to support the exemption of chrysotile asbestos from the ban, review the evidence regarding asbestos as a carcinogen, and renew their call for all countries to ban the mining, manufacture, and use of all forms of asbestos, including chrysotile.

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