SPEAKER 2024

ambra hyskaj

Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Europe and Its Implications for Policy and Policymakers

Naturally Occurring Asbestos in Europe and Its Implications for Policy and Policymakers

Exploring the concept of NOA in Europe and its distinction from asbestos used in building materials.

The presentation will detail where NOA is found in Europe and the various regulatory approaches taken by different countries. It will also provide a concise timeline of asbestos policy evolution within the EU, with a specific focus on interactions between Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the European Commission from 1995 to 2023. The analysis will highlight the legislative dialogue surrounding asbestos policies, underscoring how NOA has been overlooked and discussing potential avenues for its inclusion in future regulatory frameworks.

The presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview of NOA in Europe, offering insights into legislative trends and their implications for policy development.

Ambra hyskaj

Environmental researcher, PhD candidate at Department of Mineralogy, Eötvös Loránd University

His specialisation in the asbestos fiekd : Naturally occurring asbestos (mineralogy, analytical techniques, environmental research, policy actions analysis)

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