Thursday, 9 April 2015

Korea has achieved a total ban

Another country changed its position towards the use of asbestos. Korea has achieved a literal total ban on asbestos on April 1st by issuing the Notice 2015-89 (Ministry of Labor under the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA) ) to removing the below delegations:
- asbestos containing gasket for submarine and missile and
- asbestos containing insulation for missile.

Japan has achieved a total ban on March 1st, 2012. We can say there is no usage for which non asbestos
substitute is available (at least in Korea and Japan).

Japan has adopted 0.1% standard since 2005 even if there is an argument that 0.1% is below the detection limit and that it will be not enforceable.

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