"asbestos" Dutch translation
I am referring, of course, to the very high number of asbestos victims.
That, rather than the export of asbestos to the rest of the world, is where our future lies.
Urgent decisions have to be taken precisely because asbestos is so dangerous.
The 1999 directive bans chrysotile, which is the last type of asbestos it is permitted to use.
Finally, the report provides for training for workers who are exposed to asbestos.
Usage examples for "asbestos" in Dutch
Meanwhile, many victims who have inhaled asbestos dust have died from it.
Had it saved just one asbestos worker's life, it would have been worth it.
From 2005, there will be a ban in Europe on the use and marketing of all types of asbestos.
There was a question about the exclusion of asbestos cement.
The asbestos tragedy is a typical incident and we should learn from it as much as we can.
As Mrs Thorning-Schmidt pointed out, there is still an unsolved problem in connection with the legislation on asbestos.
The proposal reduces the limit value for the number of asbestos particles to which workers may be exposed.
Let us not wait for another asbestos-type crisis to make us aware of the dangers that are threatening us.
I am glad that Parliament is calling on the Commission in this report to do something serious about the asbestos problem.
First of all, it is proposed that national registers be set up of companies suited to the task of removing asbestos.
I learn, however, that it is apparently uncertain whether the ban also applies to the export of asbestos to countries outside the EU.
The problem is that the ban, which is to be introduced in the EU from 2005, does not apply to the production of asbestos for third countries.
It would have been easier for the Berlaymont to hoover up wood dust rather than having to take years and years to dispose of sheets of asbestos.
I would like to return to what Mrs Lynne mentioned a moment ago, namely the aspects relating to asbestos cement and air-placed asbestos.
We know that it will be more difficult to submit legislation on this than on such things as a ban on asbestos or protection against noise.
Even though I would have liked to have seen the directive go further, it is still a very good directive and will save asbestos workers ' lives across the EU.
The report also underlines the need for Member States to introduce dissuasive sanctions against breaches of legislation on removing asbestos.
This morning in the United Kingdom, in our flagship news programme, the Today Programme, unusually the question of asbestos was raised at another reasonable hour.
But anyone who recalls the asbestos tragedy will know that money invested in the testing now can save thousands of lives and millions of pounds downstream.
Secondly, we have in the past asked your General Directorate many questions, and myself personally, about the quality of our water supplies: there is lead and asbestos in urban supplies.
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