Ministry launches Kingdom’s first asbestos profile

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng on Thursday launched the first Cambodian National Asbestos Profile, a document to aid policymakers, workers and consumers take action to prevent the environmental, health and economic costs of the continued use of products containing asbestos.

Some 300 senior government officials, diplomats, civil society organisations, national and international officials and specialists gathered at the launch to share information on asbestos use in Cambodia.

A specialist said asbestos inhalation has had a serious impact on health, causing, among other ailments, lung cancer, mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, laryngeal cancer, pleural effusions, pleural plaques and respiratory diseases.

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