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Australia - Final Regulatory Action
Asbestos CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Asbestos

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All except sampling and analysis, maintenance, removal, disposal, encapsulation or enclosure, and uses associated with reducing risk of human exposure to it.

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Nil (apart from those described above).

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: Yes

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Severely restricted. Legislation is primarily through States and Territories

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Human health

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Carcinogenic when inhaled.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to human health:

Should minimise exposure of people to risk of inhalation of asbestos.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/06/1990