Asbestos classification

Letter from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser to Iain Duncan Smith on the classification of chrysotile asbestos.



In November 2010, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser was asked by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to consider whether there was any evidence that would justify a change to the classification of chrysotile asbestos as a category 1 carcinogen.

This letter and the accompanying minutes set out the conclusions of an expert group on this matter.

Published 11 May 2011