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Document ID (ISN)73743
CIS number 99-1572
ISSN - Serial title 1048-2911 - New Solutions
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dodic-Fikfak M., Kristancic Z., Rahotina L., Vidic R.
Title Case study: Slovenia - Asbestos valley
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.8, No.4, p.469-478. Illus.
Abstract Events at the Salonit Anhovo asbestos cement factory in Slovenia that led to the banning of asbestos in Slovenia in 1996 are described. Two different perspectives are presented: the story of the company management which realized the risks of using asbestos and proposed its ban in Slovenia; and the story of the local non-governmental organization that first discovered the dangers of asbestos and began a long struggle to protect workers, community and the environment. Topics: asbestos cement industry; asbestos; breast cancer; cancer; case study; gastrointestinal cancer; industrial organization; lung cancer; mesothelioma; prohibition of use; rectal cancer; role of government; role of private bodies; role of workers organizations; Slovenia.
Descriptors (primary) Slovenia; asbestos; prohibition of use; asbestos cement industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; rectal cancer; role of private bodies; case study; role of workers' organizations; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; breast cancer; role of government; industrial organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSlovenia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Cement and concrete