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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Final Regulatory Action
Actinolite asbestos CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Asbestos, actinolite

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 uses: fiber-cement, isolation material, textile products for protection, drinks filters.

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

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The mesure corresponds to a Ministry of Health resolution that regulates the import activities and asbestos distribution in all the country.

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

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

The motivation was as result of the foreign bibliography revision, coming from recognized Institutions, in which the data provided concerning the effects of the asbestos fiber was vast in the health of the exposed workers

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

As far as it was not specified if at one time given during remote decades, this fibre was used in the country, during the last decades it was not used. The mesure was established to eliminate any possibility of presence of asbestos and exposures of people in their working places, during the manufacture of the products.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 12/02/1996