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Friday, July 30, 2010

Chronology of National Asbestos Bans

Chronology of National Asbestos Bans (1)

1983 Iceland bans all types of asbestos (with exceptions); updated in 1996.

1984 Norway bans all types of asbestos (with exceptions); updated in 1991.

1986 Denmark bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

Malaysia bans crocidolite.

Sweden introduces the first of a series of bans (with exceptions) on various uses of chrysotile.

1988 Hungary bans amphiboles.

1989 Switzerland bans crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile (with exceptions).

Singapore bans raw asbestos.

1990 Austria bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

1991 The Netherlands introduces the first of a series of bans (with exceptions) on various uses of chrysotile

1992 Italy bans chrysotile (with exceptions until 1994).

1993 Finland bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

Germany bans chrysotile (with exceptions until 2011).

Croatia bans crocidolite and amosite; updated in 2006 to include all types of asbestos, although that decision was overturned six weeks later.

1994 Brunei implements administrative rules on asbestos.

1995 Japan bans crocidolite and amosite.

Kuwait bans all types of asbestos.

1996 France bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

Slovenia bans production of asbestos-cement products.

Bahrain bans all types of asbestos.

1997 Poland bans the production and use of asbestos products.

Monaco bans the use of asbestos in all building materials.

1998 Belgium bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

Saudi Arabia bans all types of asbestos.

Lithuania restricts asbestos use.

1999 United Kingdom bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

2000 Ireland bans chrysotile (with exceptions).

Argentina bans amphiboles; updated in 2001 to ban chrysotile.

2001 Latvia bans new uses of asbestos; installed asbestos products must be labeled.

The first in an eventual series of Brazilian states ban asbestos.

Chile bans all types of asbestos.

Oman bans amosite and crocidolite; updated in 2008 to include chrysotile.

2002 Spain bans chrysotile, crocidolite, and amosite.

Luxembourg bans chrysotile, crocidolite, and amosite.

The Slovak Republic bans all types of asbestos.

New Zealand bans the import of raw asbestos (import of asbestos-containing materials and secondhand asbestos products still allowed).

Uruguay bans all types of asbestos.

2004 Honduras bans all types of asbestos (with exceptions).

South Africa announces a phase-out of chrysotile over the next three to five years.

Japan bans the new use of chrysotile in building and friction materials.

2005 Bulgaria bans all types of asbestos.

Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia pledge to prohibit the new use of chrysotile, other forms of asbestos having been banned previously, under European Union rules.

Japan announces a ban on all types of asbestos within three years.

Egypt bans all types of asbestos.

Jordan bans amosite and crocidolite; updated in 2006 to include all types of asbestos.

2007 New Caledonia bans all types of asbestos.

2008 South Africa bans all types of asbestos.

Taiwan bans the use of asbestos in construction materials; updated in 2010 to include virtually all remaining uses of asbestos.

2009 Republic of Korea (South Korea) bans all types of asbestos.

2010 Qatar “strictly prohibits” the import of asbestos.

1. International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. Chronology of National Asbestos Bans. Revised 8 March 2010. Comp. Laurie Kazan-Allen. London:International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. Available: http://www.ibasecretariat.org/chron_ban_ ​list.php [accessed 9 June 2010].

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