2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2012000500001 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The time is appropriate for writing about asbestos use, with the 21 st century in full sway and on the eve of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, scheduled to discuss the planet's sustainability. The success of sustainability hinges on political guidelines to ban and/or reduce harmful chemical substances still in use, including pesticides, benzene, and asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral fiber used in roof tiles, water tanks, brake linings, and other products. Asbestos causes asbestosi… Show more

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