|Document ID (ISN)||106833|
|Convention or series no.
||Liotard K., et al
||Chrysotile asbestos: Hazardous to humans, deadly to the Rotterdam Convention
||Building and Wood Workers' International, 54 route des Acacias, Genève 1227, Switzerland, 2006. Internet document (pdf format). 30p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||http://www.lkaz.demon.co.uk/chrys_hazard_rott_conv_06.pdf [in English]
||One of the aims of the Rotterdam Convention is to protect vulnerable populations in developing countries from hazardous substances by banning certain substances and making exporting countries share the risk with importing countries. This booklet contains a series of articles appealing for a ban on chrysotile asbestos, which is the only remaining form of asbestos not covered by the Convention. Authors include representatives of trade unions and non-governmental organizations.
||chrysotile; prohibition of use; international agreements
||India; information dissemination; Brazil; role of workers' organizations; USA; role of government; Canada
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)