Carcinogenic asbestos in thermos. The ministry withdraws them from the market

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Asbestos cancer warning for consumers. Some AB.M IDEA Milano Thermoses and thermal containers contain asbestos. The danger would be in the small cylindrical bodies of whitish gray color made of compressed fibrous material of chrysotile asbestos (in the case of art 8050766082873 also of amphiboles) placed in the cavity of the double glass envelope of the thermos, with the function of spacers / insulators .



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Asbestos cancer warning for consumers. Some Thermoses and thermal containers from AB.M IDEA Milano brand contain asbestos. The danger would be in the small cylindrical bodies of whitish gray color made of compressed fibrous material of chrysotile asbestos (in the case of art 8050766082873 also of amphiboles) placed in the cavity of the double glass envelope of the thermos, with the function of spacers / insulators .

This is what the ministry of health reports, which issued the alarm notification. The health risk is Chemical-Carcinogenic. The anomaly was revealed by the analyzes carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), performed by the Regional Agency for Environmental Prevention and Protection of the Veneto Provincial Department of Verona.

The offending products, in particular, are the 1000 ml containers art HX813289 and bar code 8050766082897, those of 450ml art HX813287 and bar code 8050766082873, and finally also those of 600ml art HX813288 and bar code 8050766082880. The 13 Last October the ministry proceeded with the withdrawal and recall from the market, (note of the Ministry of Health prot 27312), referring to the competent prosecutor by NAS Treviso.

The risk that consumers took? In case of breakage of the glass container and manipulation of the asbestos cardboard tablet, asbestos fibers can be released (carcinogen by inhalation classe 1 IARC).



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