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close this bookAsbestos Overview and Handling Recommendations (GTZ, 1996)
close this folderPart I. Introduction
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2. Structure

As described above, the present report is based on an overview analysis, which was performed by ERM in 1992. As an extension to that study, new points of focus were defined and compiled in a new report in which the findings of the first study have also been incorporated in another format.

The study contains four independent parts:

(Part I: Introduction)

Part II: Asbestos

In this part a basic introduction to the subject of Asbestos is provided. This part was the result of the first phase of the study and includes:

- Introduction: Asbestos - Deposits, Uses, Types, Characteristics
- Legal Regulations
- Environmental Aspects and Heath Hazards
- Application Areas of Asbestos Materials and Asbestos Products
- Health and Safety Measures in Handling Asbestos
- Aspects of Asbestos Abatement and Disposal of Asbestos Containing Materials

Part III: Asbestos Substitutes

Here the principally available substitutes for Asbestos containing materials in the areas of housing and water mains construction are discussed. This part includes the following sections:

- Technical Requirements for Asbestos Substitutes
- Properties of Typical Asbestos Substitutes - Overview
- Fiber Substitutes for Asbestos Fibers in Building Construction
- Fiber-free Substitutes in Building Construction
- Fiber-free Substitutes in Water Mains

Part IV: Country Analysis

As described above, the handling of Asbestos in different countries should be studied. Aside from a general introduction and the discussion of the Asbestos subject in developing countries, the situation in other selected countries is also described. The country-specific information was compiled on the basis of the questionnaire which is presented in the Annex.

Part V: Development of Handling Recommendations

In the last part of the study handling recommendations are developed based on the experiences of other donor organizations and other considerations.

(Part VI: Literature)
(Part VII: Annexes)