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Document ID (ISN)106833
CIS number 07-887
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liotard K., et al
Title Chrysotile asbestos: Hazardous to humans, deadly to the Rotterdam Convention
Bibliographic information Building and Wood Workers' International, 54 route des Acacias, Genève 1227, Switzerland, 2006. Internet document (pdf format). 30p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) chrysotile; prohibition of use; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) India; information dissemination; Brazil; role of workers' organizations; USA; role of government; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Netherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Safety supervision