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Brazil - Final Regulatory Action
Anthophyllite asbestos CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Asbestos, anthophyllite

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.

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:

Law No. 9.055 of 1 July 1995 - Ministry of Mines and Energy - prohibits extraction, production, use and trade of the chemicals amosite, actinolite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite asbestos, as much as products containing such minerals.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Regulatory actions were taken due to the risk to human health.
Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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

To avoid exposure of the chemical and the associated risk to human health.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 01/06/1995