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Document ID (ISN)106401
CIS number 07-416
ISBN(s) 92-843-1175-6 (En); 92-843-2175-1 (fr); 92-843-3175-7 (es); 92-843-6175-3 (ar); 92-843-7175-9 (de); 92-843-7175-9 (zh); 92-843-8175-4 (pt)
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Title Asbestos: Towards a worldwide ban
Original title Al-asbistūs: Bitjāh farḍ ḥaṯir (ālamī (alaihi [in Arabic]
Asbest: Auf dem Weg zu einem weltweiten Verbot [in German]
Shimian: zhengzai mianlin quanqiu jinyong [in Chinese]
L'amiante: vers une interdiction mondiale [in French]
Amianto: Rumo ao banimento global [in Portuguese]
El Amianto: hacia una prohibiciˇn mundial [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ISSA Publications, Case postale 1, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland, 2006. 36p. Illus.
Internet access [in Portuguese] [in Arabic] [in German] [in English] [in Spanish] [in French] [in Chinese]
Abstract This brochure by ISSA's Special Commission on Prevention highlights the need for an immediate ban on the production and use of asbestos. It seeks to alert decision-makers and all the social partners of the devastating consequences, both human and economic, which any short-term policy would bring in the decades ahead. Contents: origin, production and use of asbestos; health effects; cost of asbestos-related diseases; management of risks due to asbestos already in place; and main alternatives to traditional uses of asbestos.
Descriptors (primary) ISSA; prohibition of use; substitution; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; international cooperation; role of government; health hazards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Safety supervision