Brazil: “Banning asbestos is feasible, says study”
FERNANDA GIANNASI’s Herculean efforts to protect workers and prevent asbestos exposure in Brazil is utterly amazing. Fernanda shared this report last night. Excerpt: “Report indicates that Unicamp ban on asbestos would negligible economic impacts to the economy of the country, because there is already technology available to replace the mineral to be carcinogenic and whose use was banned in 58 countries.
The prohibition of chrysotile asbestos in Brazil would not bring significant economic impacts, because the industries have already installed technology to replace the material at competitive costs. It is one of the conclusions of a study conducted by the Center for Industrial Economics and Technology (Neith) Unicamp, which indicates the difference in price between non-asbestos fiber-cement sheets and asbestos does not exceed 10%.”