Inspection warns about asbestos in gas masks

Inspection warns about asbestos in gas masks

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Gas masks from countries of the former eastern Bloc can asbestos fibres. It is going to be gas masks with filterblikjes you to the trunk of the mask can dock.

The Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) alerts Friday for the filterblikjes, because it is harmful for the health is to these fibres to breathe. The gas masks where the warning is valid for for individuals to purchase.

The best people cans not open and in a closed plastic container to the recycling center. Estimated there are thousands or potentially tens of thousands of these things in circulation, says a spokeswoman of the ILT. Many of the collectors. They are also used for playing games and playing dress-up.

Asbestos is forbidden in the Netherlands but that is not the case in some other countries. The masks come mainly from Russia but also from some other countries. The ILT now brings the suppliers to map.

Gas masks have a filter with a basis of asbestos

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