Asbestos is, in fact, a collective name for a number of thin-fiber minerals from the silicate class. They form aggregates in nature, consisting of thin flexible fibers. The range of its application is quite wide – from construction to rocket engineering. However, it also happens that asbestos is found in cosmetology, because it is part of the rocks used for talcum powder production. And because of this, large manufacturers of cosmetic products often suffer.
Russia is one of the largest producers and exporters of asbestos in the world. This unique material is used in construction, industry and other areas. At the same time, the attitude to the mineral in society remains ambiguous – some people consider it useful, but some, on the contrary, are afraid. So where is the truth?
The scientific study discredits the position of the antiasbestos lobby in the U.S. and raises the question of the objectivity of tens of thousands of court decisions.
There are no bases to assert existence of any connection between influence of asbestos and development of cancer diseases – the scientists who have investigated a disease history about two million women suffering a mesothelioma (one of deadly forms of a cancer) have come to such conclusion. Sensational results have been published in magazine Risk Analysis.
Disputes over the use of asbestos do not subsidize – so far there is no consensus on this issue. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is protecting the material.
The Environment Protection Agency of the USA (EPA) has appeared in front line of struggle for the future of the market of asbestos-containing materials, having published preliminary results of research of 33 standard rules of use of asbestos in the country. Six categories of the goods made with application of chrysotile-asbestos, the unique kind of asbestos authorized for use in the world (the second kind – amphibole asbestos – is forbidden everywhere) have got under a sight.
The loud process in a series of “asbestos” lawsuits is coming to the end
The court denied the former speaker of the New York Assembly, Sheldon Silver, a stay of his previous prison sentence. The 76-year-old official will serve six and a half years in prison. This was reported by the Courthouse News Service.