INTELLIGENCE PREVAILS IN PERU - REGULATION CONFIRMS APPROVAL OF CHRYSOTILE USE

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

More than three years after passing the original law, the Government of Peru recently adopted the decree that formally allows and regulates the extraction, importation and use of chrysotile. Within the next six months, chrysotile use will be permitted as long as production and transformation activities include prevention and control measures, and do not cause any health risks to workers involved in such processes. A permanent Technical Multisectoral Commission will be responsible for ensuring the respect of existing regulation and, if necessary, for elaborating further rules. The decree also confirms the ban of all amphibole fibers.This long awaited decision further confirms that the safe use of chrysotile is not only possible but also represents a sound option, creating economic benefits without compromising the health of industry workers.

© Copyright 2014 by Chrysotile Information Center. All Rights Reserved.