|Document ID (ISN)||103202|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Asbestos banned in Argentina
||Apr.-June 2004, Vol.10, No.2, p.202-208. Illus. 21 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/1002_Rodriguez.pdf [in English]
||In 1997, Argentina gave priority to examining exposure to asbestos in its National Plan for the Sound Management of Chemicals, and it was the subject of a Technical Task Force on Occupational Cancer. After five years of public hearings in which government services, workers, industry advocates, environmentalists, clinicians, scientists and consumers participated, it was agreed that asbestos exposure is a risk factor for both workers and the general population, and that Argentina should provide to its people the same protections adopted by many developed countries. Pressure from asbestos industry groups initially resulted in the exemption of chrysotile asbestos from the proposed ban, but from January 1, 2003, the mining and import of all forms of asbestos were banned in Argentina (see CIS 04-19 and CIS 04-20 for the corresponding legal texts).
||Argentina; role of government; hazard evaluation; asbestos
||asbestos processing industry; chrysotile; history; asbestos mining; epidemiology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Argentina|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)