Asbestos: Risks of environmental and occupational exposure
3 June 2010
In the report, a Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands puts forward new values for chrysotile and amphibole asbestos, corresponding to the risk levels defined in the context of environmental and occupational health policy. The values have been calculated on the basis of a new meta-analysis commissioned by the Committee, for which a selection of epidemiologic studies was made using predefined inclusion criteria. While it has not been possible to exclude all uncertainty from the calculated values, the state-of-the-art analysis undertaken has reduced the element of uncertainty to the minimum.