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Asbestos – Policies and Practices in Kyrgyzstan and International Chemicals Policy 20 May 2011, in Bishkek Lessons learned from Asbestos Use Alexander.

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1 Asbestos – Policies and Practices in Kyrgyzstan and International Chemicals Policy 20 May 2011, in Bishkek Lessons learned from Asbestos Use Alexander Nies DepDG Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

2 Use of asbestos in Germany Chrysotile:96 % Crocidolite:3 % Amosite:1% Interdiction of use of sprayed asbestos (1979) Ban of asbestos in Germany (1993) Total consumption 1948 – 1993: 6 million tons Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

3 Occupational diseases leading to death in 2008 Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

4 Asbestos related occup. diseases, Germany Chrysotile:96 % Crocidolite:3 % Amosite:1% Ban of asbestos in Germany (1993) Total consumption 1948 – 1993: 6 million tons Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

5 Asbestos related diseases and costs Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

6 Asbestos related diseases - Costs per Case Costs for asbestos related occupational diseases in Germany all costs: 5,840,000,000 US-$ costs for pensions: 4,840,000,000 US-$ ( 83 % of all costs) Predicted total costs for asbestos related occup. diseases in Germany ( based on assumption that peak is reached in 2010 ) all costs: 20,000,000,000 US-$ costs for pensions:17,000,000,000 US-$ Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

7 Further costs from asbestos use follow up and preventive occupational health checks of workers with past and current asbestos contact costs for asbestos removal/abatement in public and private buildings uncontrolled current exposure: health risks as a result of inappropriate handling of still used asbestos products in residential homes and industrial applications

8 Final remarks Share of information on lessos learned from asbestos: the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure Rotterdam Convention does not represent an export ban EU supports listing of chemicals in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention (COP 5, June 2011)


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