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Liberation of asbestos or asbestos in Brazil concerns medical entities

The Brazilian College of Radiology and Image Diagnosis (CBR) signed a note from the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB), along with more than 60 medical entities, reinforcing the concern about a possible release of asbestos or asbestos in Brazil. The action was a response to the movement in the Federal Senate that calls for the release of asbestos production in Brazil, with a Temporary External Commission on the subject, requested by Senator Vanderlan Cardoso (PP-GO), which was approved in plenary. Asbestos or asbestos is a mineral fiber strongly associated with the development of numerous serious diseases, which is why its use was banned in 2017, by decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), being a worldwide movement since 2005. can cause to health Mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the pleura, and lung cancer stand out. In general, workers who have contact with the substance, aspirating through the airways, are the most prone. Check out the AMB note in full and the list of companies in support: ASBESTOS IS HARMFUL TO HEALTH, YES! The Associação Médica Brasileira (AMB) sees with extreme concern the movement in the Federal Senate that calls for the release of asbestos production in Brazil. A Temporary External Commission on the subject, requested by Senator Vanderlan Cardoso (PP-GO), was approved in plenary. Asbestos or asbestos is a mineral fiber strongly associated with the development of numerous serious diseases, such as asbestosis, cancer of the pleura and peritoneum (mesothelioma), lung and larynx cancer. Exposure to asbestos occurs through inhalation, both in the work environment and in contact with contaminated material or environments. In Brazil, the substance was banned in 2017, by decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF). This is a worldwide movement: since 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an urgent ban on asbestos and 55 countries have already complied with the guidance. Studies prove that there is no exposure without risks. In Brazil, between 2000 and 2010, 2,400 deaths due to asbestos-related health problems were recorded in the Mortality Information System (SIM). It's a step backwards to discuss the release of asbestos. No action in the name of generating jobs and wealth is worth more than people's health and lives. Sao Paulo, May 3, 2019.

LINCOLN LOPES FERREIRA - President of the BRAZILIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

ROBSON FREITAS DE MOURA - President of the ASSOCIAÇÃO BAIANA DE MEDICINA

ADEMAR JOSÉ DE OLIVEIRA PAES JR - President of the CATARINENSE MEDICINE ASSOCIATION

JOÃO VICENTE BASSOLS - President of the BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY

JUAREZ MONTEIRO MOLINARI - President of the BRAZILIAN TRAFFIC MEDICINE ASSOCIATION

IVAN MIZIARA - President of the BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL MEDICINE AND MEDICAL EXPERTISE

ANTONIO EDUARDO D´AGUIAR - President of the BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

CARMELO SILVEIRA CARNEIRO LEAO FILHO - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA CEARENSE

DEBORA CAVALCANTI - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF PARAÍBA

OGNEV MEIRELES COSAC - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DE BRASÍLIA

JOSÉ UMBERTO VAZ DE SIQUEIRA - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DE GOIÁS

MARIA INÊS DE MIRANDA LIMA - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF MINAS GERAIS

HELENA MARIA CARNEIRO LEÃO - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF PERNAMBUCO

APARÍCIO DE CARVALHO - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF RONDÔNIA

NYMPHA SALOMÃO - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DE RORAIMA

JENE GRAYCE OLIVEIRA DA CRUZ - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO ACRE

EMANUEL JORGE AKEL THOMAZ DE LIMA - President of the AMAZONAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

LEONARDO LESSA ARANTES - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO ESPÍRITO SANTO

MAURO CESAR VIANA DE OLIVEIRA - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO MARANHÃO

AURÉLIO ABDIAS SAMPAIO FERREIRA - President of the MATO GROSSO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

MARIA JOSÉ MARTINS MALDONADO - President of the MATO GROSSO DO SUL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JOSÉ RUFINO COSTA DOS SANTOS - President of the MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SOCIETY OF PARÁ

NERLAN TADEU GONÇALVES DE CARVALHO - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO PARANÁ

MARCELO MATOS CASCUDO - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF RIO GRANDE DO NORTE

ALFREDO FLORO CANTALICE NETO - President of the MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL

EDUARDO BRAGA - President of ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO TOCANTINS

LUIZ DARCY GONÇALVES SIQUEIRA - President of the BRAZILIAN HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

MÁRCIA CRISTINA DAS DORES BANDINI - President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

PAULO MÁRCIO NUNES - President of the PIAUIENSE MEDICINE ASSOCIATION

SAVINO GASPARINI NETO - President of the BRAZILIAN COLLEGE OF CIRURGIONS

ALAIR AUGUSTO SARMET M. DAMAS DOS SANTOS - President of COLÉGIO BRASILEIRO DE RADIOLOGIA

FERNANDO CLAÚDIO GENSCHOW - President of the BRAZILIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE OF ACUPUNCTURE

JOSÉ AUGUSTO ALVES OTTAIANO - President of the BRAZILIAN OPHTHALMOLOGY COUNCIL

SCHLIOMA ZATERKA - President of the BRAZILIAN FEDERATION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

ERICK FREITAS CURI - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ANESTESIOLOGY

ROBERTO SACILOTTO - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ANGIOLOGY AND VASCULAR CIRURGY

OSCAR PEREIRA DUTRA - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY

RUI MS ALMEIDA - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOVASCULAR CIRURGY

LUIS EDUARDO BARBALHO DE MELLO - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

CLAUDIO DE ALMEIDA QUADROS - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ONCOLOGICAL CIRURGY

NÍVEO STEFFEN - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC CIRURGY

STHELA REGADAS - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF COLOPROCTOLOGY

SERGIO PALMA - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY

RODRIGO MOREIRA - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLOGY

CARLOS UEHARA - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF GERIATRIC AND GERONTOLOGY

CLAUDIO SALGADO - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF HANSENOLOGY

ANTONIO LUIZ FRASSON - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF MASTOLOGY

DANIEL KNUPP - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

MARCELO LEITÃO - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF EXERCISE AND SPORT MEDICINE

SÉRGIO DANIEL SIMON - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

MOISES COHEN - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY

CLOVIS KLOCK - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY

WILSON SHCOLNIK - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORIAL MEDICINE

JOSÉ MIGUEL CHATKIN - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF PNEUMOLOGY AND THISIOLOGY

SEBASTIÃO WESTPHAL - President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF UROLOGY

FERNANDO ANTONIO GOMES DE ANDRADE - President of the SOCIETY OF MEDICINE OF ALAGOAS

JOSÉ ADERVAL ARAGÃO - President of SOCIEDADE MÉDICA DE SERGIPE

BENJAMIN BAPTISTA DE ALMEIDA - President of the MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO

ARTHUR ACCIOLY ROSA – President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF RADIOTHERAPY

JOSÉ ROBERTO PROVENZA – President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF RHEUMATOLOGY

JULIANO JULIO CERCI – President of the BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

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