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Lesotho - Final Regulatory Action
Crocidolite asbestos CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Asbestos, crocidolite, Trimagnesium;disodium;dihydroxy(oxo)silane;iron(3+)

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Banned

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All uses are banned.

Use or uses that remain allowed:


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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

No person shall import, manufacture, handle, sell or transport this chemical in the country as listed in the Second Schedule of the Environment Act 2008.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Inhalation of asbestos dust can cause fibrosis of the lung (asbestosis), changes in one or both surfaces of the pleura, bronchial carcinoma (lung cancer), mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum, and possibly cancers of other sites.

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

Reduce exposure.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 16/06/2009