katastrofa "Harmless as long as you don't touch it."
What? unfortunately an old stupid myth made by the industry and gov bureaucrats to calm down people, and yes many even self-proclaimed experts still believes in it. Asbestos containing eternit keeps giving off asbestos fibers if not very well coated. I guess you have heard about entropy or something like it. Possible/likely in Eastern Europe the risk of cancer from asbestos containing eternit is somewhat lower than much of Europe as they most places in Eastern Europe only used white (Chrysotile) in the mix. Even if white is dangerous, brown ( amosite) and blue (crocidolite) much more dangerous (actually not a myth). Well the amount of asbestos used in eastern Europe I think is larger, and I think still no ban in non EU eastern European countries. Russia still mine it in Asbest. (and USA also still allow it in several products, as they stupidly reversed their total ban on it)
And there is no EU directive against eternit, as eternit is a brand name still sold in big parts of Europe. It is however thankfully a EU directive against asbestos containing eternit and all asbestos containing products, but only against new installment. If they had any brains they would have removed the enormous amounts that was installed long time ago, but most of what was installed is still around, now dusting more than earlier as the binding material (mostly cement based is past its life expectancy) is dissolving. The asbestos fibers on other hand almost last for infinite are free to fly, and to find a new home, such as in a human body.
In parts of USA and Europe they have millions of asbestos fibers per liter in the drinking water, the source is almost always clean, but they transport it in asbestos cement pipes in many towns, and recent research does not look good. Off course precautionary principle was and is still ignored, even for a substance one know are very cancerogenic This is what happen when one has imbecile government bureaucrats with no clue about how to consider risk, to make sure one have even basic facilities such as safe water. Then many people assume everything is okay because one must trust the government , and then dont even ask questions. And off course people do not only drink water, most of the water is used for house cleaning, showering etc. So it goes in the air. And next these imbeciles spend billions of tax money to cure cancer with minimal results. First poison your people (just make sure very long time lag between cause and effect), then make the same people thankful you give them chemo and radiation. At high School I think they told us how dumb the Romans were transporting drinking water in lead pipes. Who said stupidity is not repeating itself?
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on December 18th, 2018, 12:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.