UN fails to add chrysotile asbestos to list of hazardous chemicals

The Associated Press reports that the United Nation’s Environment Programme did not add chrysotile asbestos to the list of hazardous chemicals with special shipping requirements. The Rotterdam Convention, which includes 110 countries, could not agree on this type of asbestos, mainly because of opposition from the countries that export asbestos. Canada, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Iran… Continue reading UN fails to add chrysotile asbestos to list of hazardous chemicals