Scientists Call for Global Ban on Asbestos

Scientists from the international academic society, Collegium Ramazzini, have repeatedly called for a total global asbestos ban.

Though asbestos have been banned in 52 nations so far, many countries still use, export, and import asbestos and asbestos-containing products-despite the fact that there are much safer synthetic alternatives to asbestos. Currently, at least 125 million individuals across the world are exposed to asbestos as a result of their work.