Information collection on the manufacture, imports and use of fibre materials in the EU (with the exemption of astbestos)

Fibre dusts can be released during the production, use and disposal of fibre materials. Biopersistent fibres with diameters of less than 3 µm and a length of more than 5 µm are of particular importance for health protection. The information collection in this project aims to provide an overview of economically relevant fibre materials on the European market and to collect information on their use and disposal in order to assess possible exposure to fibre dust in the workplace. Due to the large number of different fibre materials and their applications, and the fact that market and technological information is not "easily" available, this project aims to establish a solid and comprehensive information base


Olaf Wirth