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Document ID (ISN)109001
CIS number 08-1374
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Chrysotile, a form of asbestos, biased studies, certainty of hazards
Original title Le chrysotile, une variété d'amiante, des études biaisées, des risques certains [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2008, No.100, p.30-35. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract This article raises an alarm over the risks of a major comeback of asbestos. One of its types, chrysotile is portrayed as being innocuous. According to its defenders in Québec (Canada) and the Russian Federation, it does not possess sufficient bio-persistence (lifetime) to be carcinogenic. The article opposes this reasoning with the opinions of other specialists. It analyses the findings of articles put forward by the asbestos lobbies and concludes that they lack scientific rigour.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; carcinogens; toxic substances; chrysotile; epidemiology; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) Russian Federation; research; reliability; Quebec
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos