Kiribati Project Profile – Addressing Legacy Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) on Banaba Island: Sound disposal, appropriate legislation and policies
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- Asbestos-containing materials are a major issue for many Pacific Island countries with a history of use of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in construction. All forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans and inhalation of asbestos fibres that have become airborne can cause serious lung disease. Kiribati seeks to utilise PacWastePlus funds and assistance to meaningfully engage in the management of ACM on Banaba Island with the goal of ultimately removed from the island this risk to human health and the environment.