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Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Final Regulatory Action
Chrysotile (white asbestos) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Chrysotile asbestos

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:

Asbestos-cement, cement pipe and sheet, gaskets and seals, insulation material, construction materials, brake pad.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: No

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Production, importation, distribution, sale and use of Chrysotile and any other type of Asbestos, or mixture thereof, for any item, component or production, is prohibited with certain specific exception.
The ban on asbestos amphiboles refers to any presentation varieties of production or materials that contain them.
The possession, processing, export, import, distribution, manufacture and cession of all varieties of amphibole asbestos fibres are prohibited, throughout the national territory, as well as fibre varieties or products that contain said compound.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure:
The substances have effects on the lungs, resulting in pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma. This substance is carcinogenic to human.

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

Control of occupational exposure and prevention of diseases related to asbestos.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 09/10/2011