Death knell for asbestos

 作者:祭盖     |      日期:2019-03-06 09:08:09
In a victory for environmentalists, the World Trade Organization is expected to decide that banning asbestos does not break free trade rules. France bans all asbestos as a health hazard. Canada, the world’s largest asbestos exporter, insists it can be used safely, in which case France’s ban would be an unjustified trade barrier (New Scientist, 3 April 1999, p 51). But in a confidential ruling leaked last week, scientists advising the WTO agreed that all asbestos is carcinogenic. The ruling will mean that the EU can ban asbestos in 2005,