The Asbestos Atlas Project
PAHO has decided to compile an Asbestos Atlas which will involve gathering information on the use and regulation of asbestos in each of the PAHO countries still using asbestos. For countries that have banned asbestos, we are requesting information from those involved in the banning process.
We hope that in starting a compilation of country asbestos profiles for the Atlas, we lay the foundation for future work on development of national plans for the elimination of the asbestos disease. We also hope to produce a document that will be instructive and useful for public health workers around the world.