NEW DELHI: Waking up to the hazards of asbestos use that puts millions of workers at risk of contracting cancer, the government has said its use must end and the Centre will ask scientists to look for alternatives.
“Since the use of asbestos is affecting human health, its use should gradually be minimised and eventually end.As far as I know, its use is declining. But it must end,” environment minister Anil Madhav Dave told TOI.
He said his ministry would ask scientists and other stakeholders to find out whether technology or any nonhazardous substitute could provide an alternative. Read more