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Asbestos: a silent killer on a global scale (A WECF publication in English, Russian, Kazakh and Ukrainian)

A publication by WECF and partners Eco Accord, Mama 86 and Green Women

08.10.2008




Leading scientists of the World have concluded that all types of asbestos are hazardous for human health. They argue that there are no safe types of asbestos. Over 90% of the asbestos mined and sold in the world is chrysotile asbestos. The International Agency for Cancer Research classifies asbestos as a substance of 1st cancer risk group i.e. as a proven human carcinogen.1

WECF, Mama 86, Green Women and Eco Accord with the aid of the Dutch Ministry of Environment (VROM) have issued this publication in English.

You can also find it here in Turkish.