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What Countries have Banned Asbestos Use?

Different countries around the world have recognized asbestos for the hazardous substance it is, and have banned the substance completely. But which ones are they? Currently, there are 56 on the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat list:

Algeria

Denmark

Israel

Netherlands

Slovenia

Argentina

Egypt

Italy

New Caledonia

South Africa

Australia

Estonia

Japan

Norway

Spain

Austria

Finland

Jordan

Oman

Sweden

Bahrain

France

Korea (South)

Poland

Switzerland

Belgium

Gabon

Kuwait

Portugal

Turkey

Brunei

Germany

Latvia

Qatar

United Kingdom

Bulgaria

Greece

Lithuania

Romania

Uruguay

Chile

Honduras

Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia


Croatia

Hungary

Malta

Serbia

Cyprus

Iceland

Mauritius

Seychelles

Czech Republic

Ireland

Mozambique

Slovakia

New Zealand announced that it will extend its ban of the importation of raw asbestos fibers to include asbestos-containing products in August of 2015.

Do you want to see the United States added to this list? Many individuals and organizations agree that it is time for asbestos use to end in America. With over 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year, little good has come from keeping asbestos use legal in the country.

Do you want to live in an asbestos-free country? Please share your thoughts in a comment below.

Source: International Ban Asbestos Secretariat | Cancer.gov | Asbestos Nation

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