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“Gravity and Methods of Disposal of Asbestos” Awareness Lecture in Sur

07/05/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in South Sharqiyah, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Oman, has organized an awareness lecture on " Gravity and Methods of Disposal of Asbestos" in order to enhance consumer awareness of the reasons for banning the trade of asbestos-containing goods and raising safe consumer culture among the members of society.

 


The lecture was presented by Tariq Al-Sunaidi, a legal researcher, and Mohammed Al-Sinani, Head of Consumer Services and Market Control Department, through which he introduced the Authority, its competencies and its role in the safety of the community. He also recognized the decision of the Authority to ban asbestos, which is used in tea and coffee containers. The health risks, the use of the tea and coffee containers containing this substance, and the methods of disposing of them in proper ways were also clarified. In conclusion, various PACP publications were distributed.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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