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24/11/2011
Newsletter from the Chrysotile Institute

For safe and responsible use of chrysotile.
Volume 10, Number 1, November 2011.
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28/04/2011
Newsletter from the Chrysotile Institute

For safe and responsible use of chrysotile.
Volume 9, Number 2, November 2010.
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17/02/2011
Historic decision from India's Supreme Court

In a very important decision rendered on January 21, the Supreme Court of India
refused to grant the petition to ban asbestos that was filed by an NGO connected
to the anti-asbestos movement. Rather, the Court ordered the national and state
governments to better regulate the use of asbestos.
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09/07/2010
» RISK at low exposure to chrysotile

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03/05/2010
We are pleased to send you an excerpt of a recent article (2008) entitled:

The “any exposure” theory:
An unsound basis for asbestos causation and expert testimony.

30/03/2010
» Recent Scientific Studies

January, february and march 2010

25/03/2010
UNION STATEMENT

Proposed title: Support from the trade union community for the safe and responsible use of chrysotile fibre

25/03/2010
Press Release

Subject : Partners in Favour of Chrysotile Fiber.
For of the safe, responsible and controlled use of chrysotile fiber. (PDF)

25/03/2010
SUPPORT GROUP For the safe, responsible and controlled use of chrysotile fibre

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17/02/2010
Letter from the Chaudière-Appalaches Health and Social Services Agency

Subject : Very low risks to health associated with the presence of asbestos fibres in the air at Thetford Mines. French and English document.

21/12/2009
» Recent Scientific Studies

October, November and December 2009

11/12/2009
News release, for immediate release

Presence of chrysotile in the air at Thetford Mines.
The Public Health analysis confirms the conclusions of several other studies: very low risk to the population!

03/09/2009
» Review of the differences between chrysotile and amphibole asbestos

David M. Bernstein, Ph.D
Section : Science and publications

02/09/2009
» Safety in the Use of Chrysotile - Requirements and Achievements

Section : Science and publications

06/07/2009
» Recent Scientific Studies

April, May and June 2009

18/12/2008

You are invited to read the Chrysotile Institute’s latest News Letter for the conclusions of the Rotterdam Convention meetings held in Rome, Italy, October 2008.
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26/08/2008
Rotterdam Convention COP IV - Rome, Italy (Oct.27-31, 2008)

The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, COP IV meetings, will be held in Rome, Italy, October 27-31, 2008. The Convention Secretariat has made available all relevant information in the past weeks.

10/01/2008
A review of the WHO’s document on the adverse health effects of exposure to asbestos and WHO's recommendations on the prevention of asbestos-related diseases

D.M. Bernstein*

06/12/2007
ASBESTOS EXPOSURE: HOW RISKY IS IT?

A position paper of the American Council on Science and Health

28/11/2007
Scared to Death by Christopher Booker and Richard North

19/11/2007
Chrysotile in Thetford: A Danger to Public Health?

Alarmist Article in La Presse Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

13/10/2006
Good News for Chrysotile and the Thetford Mines and Asbestos Communities: Chrysotile’s Exclusion from the Rotterdam Convention Upheld

10/10/2006
Rotterdam Convention [in french]

L’Institut du chrysotile salue la décision du gouvernement fédéral

28/09/2006
Wall Street Journal [Sept 18, 2006] - DDT:s new friend

14/09/2006
Egypt : Scientific Research Academy request reopening and operating chrysotile plants and reintegrating workforce of 3500 workers and technicians

21/07/2006
Japan

Toxic blue asbestos found in lungs of 2 patients
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Highly toxic blue asbestos has been found in the lungs of two patients suffering from mesothelioma--which is allegedly caused by the material--who lived near Kubota Corp.'s former Kanzaki plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.
The plant, run by the major machinery manufacturer, used blue asbestos from 1957 to 1975. The two patients lived near the plant during the same period.
The patients claim that the central government should acknowledge that the disease is caused by environmental pollution and pay compensation, saying that the findings have further clarified the relationship between the factory and the disease.
The findings were made by Yuji Natori, a doctor and director of the Mesothelioma--Pneumoconiosis--Asbestos Center in Tokyo, and others who examined the lungs of six patients aged 52 to 66, including those who were deceased. All six of the patients lived near the factory when it used blue asbestos in the manufacture of water pipes.
The researchers found 112 to 677 strands of asbestos per gram in lung tissue samples, much higher than the acceptable average of 35 strands.
Most of the asbestos discovered by the researchers in the lung tissue samples of the two patients was blue asbestos, which is believed to be the most carcinogenic variety. Its production and use were banned in 1995 prior to the banning of chrysotile, another type of asbestos.
(Jul. 20, 2006)

31/05/2006
International Conference on Chrysotile - Proceedings

It is with great pleasure that the Chrysotile Institute makes available to the public the presentations given at the International Conference on Chrysotile, held in Montreal on May 23 and 24, 2006.

28/02/2006
International Conference on Chrysotile - May 23-24 2006




10/02/2006
International Conference on Chrysotile

Chrysotile at a turning point – results and scientific perspectives
May 23 – 24, 2006, Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Please note that the Preliminary Agenda of this conference is available. Organized jointly by the Chrysotile Institute and the International Chrysotile Association, this conference will allow us to:
- get an update on recent chrysotile studies;
- learn about new unpublished data;
- shed new light on the situation of different chrysotile-producing and consuming countries
Over a dozen speakers from Russia, USA, Canada, India, Europe and Latin America will present results of their research or provide an overview of the situation in their countries. This conference is intended for researchers, producers, consumers, industry leaders, government agencies, as well as unions and labour representatives.

We urge you to register for the conference and make your hotel room reservations by using our online registration forms as soon as possible.


16/11/2005
Asbestos in the news

08/11/2005
The World’s Would-Be Regulator

19/10/2005
False declaration and misleading statement

13/10/2005
Silicosis Claims Split the Plaintiffs Bar

The so-called phantom epidemic of silicosis has become a hot potato for the plaintiffs bar.

19/09/2005
Claims not valid – may be even fraudulent

22/08/2005
Chrysotile proven to be far less hazardous
Conclusive results from a study by international scientists

August 5, 2005. To demonstrate, proof in hand, that chrysotile can be used safely and responsibly, the ICA released the results of studies by teams of leading international specialists several months ago.

22/08/2005
Based on new evidence
Chrysotile is entitled to fair and balanced treatment

August 5, 2005. Based on results obtained in many recent studies, ICA feels that chrysotile is entitled to fair and balanced treatment, as it is known today that safe and responsible use is effective and a reality in many countries of the world.

14/07/2005
Fraud

11/07/2005
The lure of gain and the asbestos file

29/06/2005
Available article :

Non-malignant consequences of decreasing asbestos exposure in the Brazil chrysotile mines and mills - Occupational Environmental Medicine, June 2005

13/05/2005
Mesothelioma Incidence: Previsions revisited

11/04/2005
Justice Dept Asked to Probe Doctors, Lawyers in Asbestos Cases

20/10/2004
CHRYSOTILE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

Common sense triumphs over demagoguery

04/10/2004
Press Release - With new supporting evidence, Quebec Chrysotile is entitled to fair and balanced treatment