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International High-Level Expert Conference on Chemical Safety and Rotterdam Convention: Policies and Practices in Russia. 14 –15 October 2010, in Moscow. Lessons learned from Asbestos Use Alexander Nies DepDG Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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International High-Level Expert Conference

on Chemical Safety and Rotterdam Convention:

Policies and Practices in Russia

14 –15 October 2010, in Moscow

Lessons learned from Asbestos Use

Alexander Nies

DepDG

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

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Use of asbestos in Germany

Interdiction of use of sprayed asbestos (1979)

Chrysotile: 96 %

Crocidolite: 3 %

Amosite: 1%

Total consumption

1948 – 1993:

6 million tons

Ban of asbestos in Germany (1993)

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Asbestos related occup. diseases, Germany

Chrysotile: 96 %

Crocidolite: 3 %

Amosite: 1%

Total consumption

1948 – 1993:

6 million tons

Ban of asbestosin Germany (1993)

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Asbestos related diseases and costs

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Occupational diseases leading to death in 2008

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Asbestos related diseases -Costs per Case

  • Recipients of a pension in 2008: 25,958
  • Mean pension per recipient in 2008: 17,400 US-$
  • Estimated mean durationof pension payment per case: 13 years
  • Estimated total pension per case - asbestosis: 130,000 US-$ - lung cancer: 320,000 US-$ - mesothelioma: 320,000 US-$

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Asbestos related diseases -Costs per Case

  • Costs for asbestos related occupational diseases in
  • Germany 1987 - 2008
  • all costs: 5,840,000,000 US-$
  • costs for pensions: 4,840,000,000 US-$(83 % of all costs)
  • Predicted total costs for asbestos related occup. diseases
  • in Germany (based on assumption that peak is reached in 2010)
  • all costs: 20,000,000,000 US-$
  • costs for pensions: 17,000,000,000 US-$

Source: Dr. Markus Mattenklott, BGIA - Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance Germany

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Further costs from asbestos use

  • arise from:
  • follow up and preventive occupational health checks of workers with past and current asbestos contact
  • costs for asbestos removal/abatement in public and private buildings
  • uncontrolled current exposure: Health risks as a result of inappropriate handling of still used asbestos products in residential homes and industrial applications