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Asbestos
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Banned by Gov or classified as a carcinogen by IARC

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Asbestos is found in rocks and soil. It includes the minerals, and substances including the minerals, amosite, crocidolite, chrysotile, fibrous actinolite, fibrous anthophyllite and fibrous tremolite. It is an excellent electrical insulator and is highly heat-resistant, so for many years it was used as a building material. However, it is now a well-known health and safety hazard and the use of asbestos as a building material is illegal in many countries. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can lead to various serious lung conditions, including asbestosis and cancer. [2]
This substance has been classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Scientific References:
1. Asbestos. Health impacts of chemicals. International Programme on Chemical Safety. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/ipcs/assessment/public_health/asbestos/en/
Regulatory References:
1. WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Group 1 [2018]
- Asbestos (all forms, including actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite, tremolite)
2. EU CosIng Annex II, SUBSTANCES PROHIBITED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS [2017]
- Ref: II/762
3. US California Proposition 65, Chemicals known to the State to Cause Cancer
- Asbestos
4. US Environmental Protection Agency Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer
- Asbestos
5. US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Report on Carcinogens
- Asbestos
6. US CARB Identified Toxic Air Contaminants
- Asbestos [asbestiform varieties of serpentine (chrysotile), riebeckite (crocidolite),cummingtonite-grunerite (amosite), tremolite, actinolite, and anthophyllite]
7. Hong Kong Cap. 595 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS CONTROL ORDINANCE - Schedule 2
- Asbestos

Potential Health Concerns For:

1. Adenocarcinoma (PubMed ID:20544843)
2. Adenocarcinoma of Lung (PubMed ID:22514692)
3. Anxiety Disorders (PubMed ID:25902564)
4. Asbestosis (PubMed ID:16221779)
5. Atherosclerosis (PubMed ID:18795166)
6. Bronchitis, Chronic (PubMed ID:17495700)
7. Bronchopneumonia (PubMed ID:24213921)
8. Calcinosis (PubMed ID:24142982)
9. Carcinoma, Bronchogenic (PubMed ID:23885834)
10. Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung (PubMed ID:19375815)
11. Carcinoma, Squamous Cell (PubMed ID:22514692)
12. Chromosome Aberrations (PubMed ID:19147751)
13. Chromosome Breakage (PubMed ID:21543585)
14. Chromosome Fragility (PubMed ID:22398240)
15. Colonic Neoplasms (PubMed ID:27517294)
16. Death (PubMed ID:18560526)
17. Depressive Disorder (PubMed ID:25902564)
18. Fibrosis (PubMed ID:24142982)
19. Lung Diseases, Interstitial (PubMed ID:19817698)
20. Lung Injury (PubMed ID:21362472)
21. Lung Neoplasms (PubMed ID:12111688)
22. Lymphadenitis (PubMed ID:24213921)
23. Mesothelioma (PubMed ID:16221779)
24. Mesothelioma, Malignant (PubMed ID:11453316)
25. Neoplasms, Experimental (PubMed ID:22292488)
26. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (PubMed ID:25902564)
27. Ovarian Neoplasms (PubMed ID:21642044)
28. Paranoid Disorders (PubMed ID:25902564)
29. Phobic Disorders (PubMed ID:25902564)
30. Pleural Diseases (PubMed ID:24142982)
31. Pleural Effusion (PubMed ID:25756049)
32. Pleural Neoplasms (PubMed ID:16221779)
33. Pneumonia (PubMed ID:21362472)
34. Polyploidy (PubMed ID:19147751)
35. Psychotic Disorders (PubMed ID:25902564)
36. Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive (PubMed ID:27025411)
37. Pulmonary Fibrosis (PubMed ID:20847076)
38. Rectal Neoplasms (PubMed ID:27517294)
39. Respiratory Tract Diseases (PubMed ID:27025411)
40. Somatoform Disorders (PubMed ID:25902564)
41. Thoracic Neoplasms (PubMed ID:23435014)

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