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Asbestos out

发布时间:2019-03-08 04:05:14来源:未知点击:

The European Union has voted to ban white asbestos by 2005, raising the stakes in the transatlantic trade war. Blue and brown asbestos, which are potent carcinogens, were banned by a European directive in 1991. Last week, member states decided to add white, chrysotile asbestos to the list, following the example of nine EU countries that have individually implemented bans. Canada, the world’s largest exporter of asbestos, describes the decision as “inappropriate”,