Yvonne Waterman Ph.D. LL.M. and Jasper Kosters

European Asbestos Forum Foundation

Yvonne Waterman Ph.D. LL.M. received a Ph.D. for her comparative study on employers’ liability law in 2009. She specialises in asbestos liability law at Waterman Legal Consultancy. Yvonne is a staunch supporter of asbestos awareness and brings this message wherever she can, speaking on asbestos related topics worldwide. She is also the founder of the European Asbestos Forum Foundation, which aims to spread asbestos awareness and knowledge to professionals of every sector across the globe.

Jasper Kosters has worked in various aspects of the Dutch asbestos sector for nearly twenty years, gaining a very broad experience. In 2017, he started up his own independent agency, Admanstars, which focuses on asbestos inventory, asbestos (abatement) management and consultancy. Jasper is a Member of the Board of Advisors to the European Asbestos Forum Foundation, which aims to spread asbestos awareness and knowledge to professionals of every sector across the globe.

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The hidden danger of unsafe products: using asbestos unknowingly

Despite the EU-wide asbestos ban, we still come across easily bought, newly manufactured products containing asbestos daily. Recent examples: talc powder, makeup, crayons, industrial spraying grit. You can simply buy asbestos on the internet! Clearly, asbestos is still used in manufacturing.
Why aren’t we aware of this? Should we expect a new wave of asbestos victims related to household goods and industrial products? What can we do to prevent this?

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